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Turkey’s Foreign Minister Bashes Israel as Turkey Slaughters Kurds

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has been visiting Washington, supposedly to talk about Syria. He has, however, upheld his promise last autumn to use every international gathering to bash Israel. As the Turkish press reported at the time:

“[Israel] despises and plays with the people’s honor in this region,” Davutoğlu said, adding that Turkey would continue to highlight Israel’s unlawful acts in all international platforms.

Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Davutoğlu told Israel “enough is enough,” and drew moral equivalence between Russia’s veto of Syrian atrocities and American support of Israel at the United Nations. The ultimate irony, however, came as Turkish jet fighters crossed an international border to bomb Kurds in Iraq, once again.

Yes, Mr. Davutoğlu, enough is enough.