Volker Beck, a leading Green Party MP who chairs the German-Israel parliamentary group in the parliament, sharply criticized the Turkish decision to boycott the Munich Security Conference. “That is an outrageous act. It is an affront against Israel and an affront against Germany!”
He added “the federal government must condemn the Turkish government.”
The Jerusalem Post sent a press query to the German Foreign Ministry regarding Turkey’s refusal to attend the Munich Security Conference as well as Beck’s statements.
“The anti-Israel course of the Turkish government is cause for concern. The cancellation of Turkey’s foreign ministry is not an isolated act,rather part of a set of actions. In December the Turkish prime minister welcomed and celebrated a Hamas leader at the AKP party conference,” said Beck.
Germany, the United States, and the European Union classify the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist entity.