(JNS.org) Turkish Prime
Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of being behind the
July 3 military coup in Egypt, saying he had evidence of the Jewish state’s
involvement in the overthrow of the country’s former Islamist president, Mohamed
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Turkish prime minister said his evidence of the Israeli plot was a meeting between
a “Jewish intellectual” and an Israeli justice minister in France, where the
intellectual said the Muslim Brotherhood would lose power even if it were
democratically elected, Israel Hayom
Erdogan was a staunch supporter of the democratically elected Morsi, and has
decried the Egyptian military since the Egyptian president’s ouster. Last
Thursday, Turkey recalled its ambassador to Egypt for consultations amid the
ongoing unrest, as pro-Brotherhood supporters clashed with the military.
Erdogan’s accusation of Israel “has single-handedly
shown how even Islamist leaders embraced in the West as the most moderate
harbor noxious anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories,” Michael Rubin wrote for Commentary magazine Tuesday.