Turkish anti-Israel mini-series aired

TV show depicts Israel supporting Turkish mafia to spread prostitution and drugs throughout the country.

February 24, 2009 21:35
Turkish anti-Israel mini-series aired

turkish anti-Israel show 248.88. (photo credit: Channel 2)

A new Turkish television miniseries being broadcast throughout the Arab world depicts Israel supporting the Turkish mafia to spread prostitution and drugs throughout the country. The series comes a month after relations between Israel and Turkey hit a nadir after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been a leading and vitriolic critic of Israel's recent military offensive against Hamas in Gaza, stormed out of a panel discussion with President Shimon Peres at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. A clip of the miniseries was aired on Israel's Channel 2 TV news on Tuesday night. The Turkish Jewish community recently said there were several Turkish TV programs that contained "harshly anti-Semitic rhetoric." It also comes a little over a week after the Turkish Foreign Ministry called in Israeli envoy Gabi Levy to protest reports that IDF OC Ground Forces Command Maj.-Gen. Avi Mizrahi sharply criticized Erdogan in a newspaper interview for his harsh condemnation of Israel during the Gaza operation. IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi has since apologized to his Turkish counterpart for Mizrahi's criticism.

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