Turkish Deputy PM denies remarks on ‘Jewish diaspora’

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay has denied media reports that he blamed the Jewish diaspora for the Gezi unrest.

Atalay’s press office said in a written statement today that the minister had not used such an expression.

“In his speech [Deputy PM atalay] has never intended, uttered or indicated anything to offend Jewish citizens of Turkey or Jewish communities around the world,” the statament said.

“There are some circles that are jealous of Turkey’s growth. They are all uniting, on one side the Jewish diaspora,” Cihan News Agency quoted him in a video as saying on July 1 in the Central Anatolian province of Kırıkkale in an earlier report.

for the rest of the article, in particular the comments below for interesting reading, see: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nID=49858&NewsCatID=338

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