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Daily Archives: October 4th, 2011

Its pretty tiring reading anything coming out of the mouth from Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, Jpost recently reports he wished Jewish Citizens of Turkey a happy Rosh Hashana. Though according to some figures approximately 5,000 Jews out of 23,000 living in Turkey have fled already. Stories of businessman being murdered and Jewish schoolgirls bullied in Schools are becoming a worrying trend in Erdogan’s wonderful progressive Turkey.

Erdogan  of late has become a master of all things anti-Israeli, and his finger waging speeches very much  blankets over Turkey’s own so-called defensive war against the Kurds on its borders. One of his comments could have been a lot worse if not for Hurriet Newspaper correction . Jpost reports.

“A Turkish transcript of the interview, provided by Turkish state news agency Anatolia, revealed that “Erdogan said hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed by Israelis,” Hurriyet reported

The fact it was mistranslated by a network so often enthusiastic  to paint Israel as the aggressor especially in an age when most news broadcasters pride themselves on experienced competent translations –  International networks like CNN run international stories with all sorts of languages interpreted all the time mishaps are exceedingly rare nowadays.

CNN’s failure to correct and update this report during and after broadcast shows this more than a Freudian slip but further evidence of a culture in journalism (embedded and the standard I say ) who cannot  and will  not accept Israel whether its right or wrong.

As long as Erdogan keeps making provocative speeches about Israel and news outlets misreporting we shall see no-end to this conflict and a peaceful conclusion, simply because we need truths and facts in order to make judgments and decision from..