NATO radar system in Turkey
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan should suspend the activities of NATO’s radar base in eastern Turkey if he is really sincere in his harsh language toward Israel, the main opposition leader has said, arguing that the facility protects Israel.
“If Erdoğan wants to do something in favor of Gaza, he can do it very simply. If he was actually against Israel, then he would suspend the activities of the Kürecik radar base,” Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said.
“Why was the radar station in Kürecik established? It’s because of Israel’s security. Erdoğan, you are appealing to the Arab League and United Nations to take action for Gaza: Then do it yourself and be an example to the world,” Kılıçdarğlu said in his address to the CHP’s parliamentary group meeting today.
Kılıçdaroğlu also denounced Israel for its Gaza assault, calling the situation a humanitarian tragedy. Israel is killing people and even children, which is unacceptable, Kılıçdaroğlu said. “Israel should learn a lesson from its own history. They should not forget the atrocities against the Israeli people.”