Turkish Foreign Minister: The Jews Should Appreciate Life Under the Ottomans

The Jews should appreciate how good they had it under the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Wednesday after Israel responded to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments on the Temple Mount crisis by reminding him that the days of the Ottoman Empire are over.

“We condemn the presumptuous statement by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel regarding the remarks of our president on the recent developments at al-Haram al-Sharif [the Temple Mount],” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hüseyin Müftüoglu said. “At the Ottoman era, communities belonging to different religions and sects lived in peaceful coexistence and enjoyed freedom of worship for centuries. In this context, Jews would be expected to know best and appreciate the unique tolerance during the Ottoman era.”

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  • Reader

    It’s about time the Israeli government officially recognized the Ottoman Empire’s genocide against the Armenian people.

    Can we in the west trust Turkey having access to all that NATO military hardware?

  • Hard Little Machine

    I will dance on your fucking grave.

    • Mark Matis

      “Law Enforcement” will not let you do that. And I mean your local “Law Enforcement”.

  • When Erdogan comes out and councils his brother Muslims to be grateful for their conditions while living in Israel (best education, economic opportunity, healthcare and general quality of life for any Muslims in the Middle East ever in history) he will show that he has any grasp on reality. Hint: don’t hold your breath!

  • A Hamilton Guy

    He needs to be the subject of a Sniper Job.

  • k1962

    How magnanimous of the Ottomans! As long as Mulsims are in control, they are happy (except where you have different types of Muslims, then they fight). But because they are supremacists, they cannot live under the control of non Muslims without raging, even when those countries are democracies. Well, I say to them don’t live among us if you aren’t happy and cannot act like patriotic citizens. Go home to whatever stan you came from.