PressTV alleges Mossad planned to assassinate Erdogan

Posted: March 29, 2009 by Jonathan Boyko in Israel

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyib Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyib Erdogan

PressTV, citing unidentified ‘sources’ within Turkish ‘press’ alleges Israeli outer intelligence agency – the Mossad – has planned to assassinate Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, together with the separatist Ergenekon organization.

An e-mail found on a personal computer belonging to one of the members of the underground Ergenekon organization exposed Mossad’s role in the failed assassination efforts against Erdogan, Turkish media outlets reported on Friday.

The organization has been accused of orchestrating a coup plot against the current Turkish administration.

The indictment list tabled by the Turkish prosecution against the organization says that an Israeli journalist had sent the e-mail to a number of Ergenekon figures to inform them of Israeli readiness to assassinate the Turkish premier.

According to sources in the Turkish press, the e-mail promised support for Mr. Dugo — whose identity has not been revealed — against Erdogan after coordination with Mossad chief Meir Dagan.

The e-mail explained that the Mossad would wait for a green light from Mr. Dugo to carry on with the assassination plans.

PressTV cites recent criticism of Israel by Erdogan, during Israel’s Gaza campaign, as a possible reason for the plot:

Tensions between Israel and Turkey emerged in late January, when Erdogan stormed out of a Davos forum after a heated debate with Israeli President Shimon Peres on the military aggression brought upon Gaza.

The Turkish prime minister walked out of the debate — attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other panel members –, while complaining that his comments on the conflict were cut short by the Washington Post’s moderator David Ignatius.

Erdogan had told Peres at the Forum, “When it comes to killing, you know very well how to kill.”

I have no doubt Israel had plans considering Erdogan. It is important to understand: all countries have plans regarding any of its possible opponents. Syria constantly updates attack plans against Israel; Egypt keeps its air force training on possible attacks on Tel Aviv, while the CIA plans assassination of Hugo Chavez. Every government and every country wants to be prepared in case of danger.

There is a difference, however, as the unidentified ‘press’ alleges Israeli Mossad was ready to go on the assassination plot. Yet, we are to see more proof of the allegations, which are just as likely to go nowhere.


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