Turkish Prime Minister Not to Visit Jewish Community on US Trip

TURKEY_KURDS_JPEG_272642fANKARA (News.am)–Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not intend to meet with American Jewish organizations in the course of his visit to the U.S., the  Turkish Dunyabulteni news website reported on Friday.

Erdogan will be the first Turkish leader since Turgut Ozal who will not meet with Jewish community’s representatives when visiting America.

Erdogan is set to arrive in Washington DC on December 6 for a two day visit, during which he will meet with US President Barack Obama. He will then depart for Mexico for another 2-day visit, during which he is scheduled to meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Turkey’s relations with Israel took a downturn in January when Ankara launched an unprecedented barrage of criticism of the Jewish state over its devastating Gaza war.

In October, Turkey excluded Israel from joint military drills and said ties would continue to suffer unless Israel ends “the humanitarian tragedy” in Gaza and revives peace talks with the Palestinians.


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  1. Alex Postallian said:

    First place he has no business over here,secondly its very good, because we dont have to read about it.

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  3. Jaff Sassani said:

    The relationship between Turkey and Israel is going very well. PM of Turkey is fooling people like Kurd, Armenian and others by pretending to be pro Arab and anti Israel.
    When you see the Jewish lobbyist is not working for Turkey then believe the PM of Turkey and Israeli officials.
    It is only acting for media. Israel and Jewish lobbyist are working against the interest of Kurds, Armenian, Greek, Iranian and others to serve the interest of Turks in Turkey.
    PM of Turkey is not friend of Iranian people. He wishes to eliminate Iran from the map. Turks always used Islamic religions successfully to serve them since they come to Middle East and established the Ottoman Empire. They are using Israel help and Israeli using Turkish help against the interest of Iranian and other nations in the region.