Ahmet Davutoglu, president of the Future Party and former prime minister and foreign minister, gave a caustic response to the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who stated that “Turkey does not owe anything to Israel, so it has no reason to support it like the others countries of the West” (in photo from arabobserver.com, top, Erdogan, left, Davutoglu).
“We know how to applaud and we know how to call for an account”
“If you don’t owe Israel, then why does oil continue to be shipped from Ceyhan to Israel? If you don’t owe Israel, why are ships from Mersina and Antalya bringing food and other products to the port of Haifa?
“Unfortunately, while I applaud this statement, I also ask the following question: If the fuel used by Israeli planes comes from us, then the food fed to Israeli soldiers also comes from us.
“If the cement and iron for the houses that the Israeli settlers build come from us, shame on you! We know how to applaud and we know how to demand an account,” said Mr. Davutoglu, speaking at his party’s regular congress in Iconium, as sigmalive.com reports.
“We didn’t go through the Holocaust”
The Turkish president during the joint press conference with the chancellor of Germany a few days ago claimed that Turkey will speak freely about the situation in Gaza and will not remain with its hands tied because it has no debt towards Israel.
“If we owed him, we wouldn’t be able to talk so comfortably. But those in debt cannot speak freely. We did not go through the Holocaust and we do not have such a situation. Because our respect for human beings is very different,” said Mr. Erdogan, among other things.