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Turks protest NATO radar in Malatya

Press TV – October 3, 2011

Thousands demonstrated in Turkey to protest against the planned deployment of a NATO missile system in the eastern province of Malatya.

About 5,000 residents of the city of Kurecik, which is located 700 kilometers from Iran’s border and where the missiles will be stationed, took to the streets to condemn the plan on Monday, Turkish NTV news channel reported.

Ankara announced in September that it had agreed on the deployment of the X-Band radar on its territory.

Protesters said on Monday that the system threatens the region’s security and economy. They also criticized the Turkish government, saying that the decision had been made under pressure from the United States.

Meanwhile, opposition parties have called on the government to reject the planned deployment which is aimed at protecting Israel.

The Republican People’s Party, headed by Kemal Kilicdaroglu, said that the plan is aimed at protecting Israel from the threat of Iranian missiles.

The leader of the People’s Voice Party, Numan Kurtulmus, was also among the critics of the plan, saying that the government opposes Israel on the one hand while agreeing to a plan that is chiefly intended to defend Israel on the other.

October 3, 2011 - Posted by | Solidarity and Activism, Wars for Israel

3 Comments

  1. The time is ripe to dismantle this fascist / racist apartheid state called ‘Israel’ or we will end up with constant conflicts and endless wars throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world.
    This cancer ( Zionism ) has plagued historic Palestine since 1948 and got to be eradicated or the rest of the free world ( whatever is left of it ) is going to be next in line. Please sheeple, wake up and do something!

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    Comment by B.Benhamid | October 3, 2011

  2. They are trying to protect the most evil / warmongering fascist entity in the entire world from whom?

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    Comment by B.Benhamid | October 3, 2011

  3. It is inevitable that, at some point, TPTB will force Erdogan to choose. Israel is having a good chuckle playing this hand, knowing whatever intelligence US gets, Israel will get soon afterwards. They still have at least a tentative relationship with other Arab nations in the region but once Israel starts using Turkey’s intel to hit Muslim nations, Erdogan might be out of his league.

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    Comment by Nick | October 4, 2011


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