Turkey’s Obsessive Fantasy

Turkish writer Ergun Poyraz (pictured at left being taken to court by counterterrorism police) wrote the 2007 bestseller “The Children of Moses,” which claimed that then Prime Minister [now President] Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured at right) was a crypto-Jew. Poyraz was arrested later that year and eventually sentenced to 29 years in prison for “conspiring” against the government.

In his 2007 bestseller book, “The Children of Moses,” quirky Turkish writer Ergun Poyraz claimed that then Prime Minister [now President] Recep Tayyip Erdogan was a crypto-Jew.

The book’s cover depicted Erdogan and his wife in a Star of David, and portrayed Erdogan as a secret agent of “international Jewry.”

Only six years after the publication of “The Children of Moses,” in 2013, Erdogan, along with Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei and UN official Richard Falk was on top of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual list of the top 10 anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slurs.

If one asked Poyraz, the author of the book, he would most likely explain Erdogan’s deep anti-Semitism with another conspiracy theory: his public anti-Semitism is a perfect “disguise” for him to serve the Jews…

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