...reality. Recep might define Mashaal and the others as utilitarian reformers, or liberal neo-salafists - or timid technocrats. Who cares? Rockets against civilians (among other things) is terrorism. You are judged by your actions, not by the label on your jacket. And if we think for a second about Ankaras policies regarding the kurds or the armenians, or it´s cosy cooperation with Teheran, then it becomes just an absurd theater when Erdogan shows his eagerness to become a "regional player". Let the kurds attack Izmir with rockets, and then we could arrange a seminar about terrorism. But the bottom line here is the wounded pride and aspirations of power of Erdogan. Tome, It looks like obsession. A silly and destructive obsession. He defiles the legacy of Ataturk. But finally - you, not I, brought the "who is a jew" into this controversy. Well, this issue is a mess. No consensus in sight. But one thing is clear: Iran and Hamas wouldn´t classify Erdogan as a model muslim. He is lightweight, and he really should retire and stop sending the outcome of his woundedpride around the world.
Prime Minister Netanyahu returns to Israel, will meet with security agency heads shortly (Haaretz)
from the article: Turkey's Erdogan: Hamas is a political party, not a terrorist group