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Erdogan The Peacemaker: Turkey Calls On Iran To Deminstrate Restraint Amid Assassination Of Nuclear Scientist Near Tehran

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Erdogan The Peacemaker: Turkey Calls On Iran To Deminstrate Restraint Amid Assassination Of Nuclear Scientist Near Tehran

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Turkey of Sultan-In-Chief Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who pretends to be the defender of Muslims around the world and the leader of the Turkic world, says that there is no need to start the conflict over the recent assassination of the key Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Israel and the United States claim that Fakhrizadeh was the chief of the Iranian ‘nuclear weapons’ program. While Washington and Tel Aviv have not claimed responsibility for the attack, but there is little doubt that this was the Israeli operation with the US assistance.

On November 28, the Turkish Foreign Ministry released the followig statement (source):

No: 305, 28 November 2020, Press Release Regarding the Killing of Iranian Scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as a Result of an Attack

We are saddened by the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as a result of an armed attack on 27 November in Tehran. We condemn this heinous murder and extend our condolences to the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the family of the deceased.

Turkey is against all attempts aiming at undermining peace and tranquility in the region as well as terrorism in all its forms regardless of its perpetrator or target.

In this vein, we hope that the perpetrators of the attack will be identified and held accountable before justice. We also call on all parties to act in common sense and restraint and refrain from attempts that could lead to escalation in the region. (the emphasize is added by SouthFront)

In the context of this statement, it is interesting to ask how would Erdogan react if some state assassinates a Turkish top official or state-affiliated person? For example, the Turkish Defense Minister or Selcuk Bayraktar, the husband of Erdogan’s younger daughter Sumeyye, and the key figure in the Bayraktar UAV program.

While any ‘peacemaking calls’ of Turkey, which just days ago was threatening to go on a full-scale war with Armenia, are funny by itself, they also reveal an open secret of the Turkish foreign policy. Ankara calls on the sides to keep restraint because in the event of further escalation Turkey will have to clarify its position towards the situation and this position will expectedly be on the side of the United States and Israel despite all the public pro-Muslim rhetoric. This will once again undermine the years-long propaganda campaign alleging that the current Turkish leadership is somehow defender of the Muslim ideas and population in the region.

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