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18 April 2014, Friday
 
 
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Ankara Municipality billboards praise Erdoğan for Israeli apology

A BILLBOARD WITH PHOTOS OF ISRAELI PM NETANYAHU AND HIS TURKISH COUNTERPART, ERDOĞAN, PLACED ON A MAIN STREET BY THE ANKARA MUNICIPALITY. (PHOTO: AP, BURHAN ÖZBILICI)
26 March 2013, Tuesday /TODAY'S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL
The Ankara Municipality has placed billboards along city streets to thank Turkey's prime minister for his role in the Israeli apology to Turkey for the 2010 Mavi Marmara raid.

Billboards placed on Ankara streets displayed a small and sad-looking photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alongside a larger, smiling photo of his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The billboards, addressing Erdoğan, read: “Israel apologized to Turkey. Dear prime minister, we are grateful that you let our country experience this pride.”

 
 
COMMENTS
Bravo Ankara Municipality, you have spent the tax payers money very wisely, as everyone is very happy with the billboard.
jennet
Just in case anybody doubted the absurd level of ridiculousness in Turkish public policiy on local and national level, here is the proof for it. Such a cheap triumphalism in spite of own fatal mistakes is a strong indicator for the fact that there is a widespread infantile level of thinking. Nowhere...
kissenfloh
also we have been said WE ARE SO GREATFUL/THANKSFUL FOR YOU ARE BY LİVİNG THAT PRİDE WİTH US. THAK YOUY SO MUCH FOREVER RECEP TAYYİP ERDIĞAN
MenafCan
Ankara would have been better to spend the money on improving the ramshackle slums that many of its people live in. Then it would be in a better position to talk about "pride."
Kinneddar
That's you Putin-like democracy that is practiced in Turkey these days. Partly sad, partly comic.
Observer
How on earth can tax-payers money be used for this. Anakara muncipality should be investigated. But that will of course not happen...Scandal!
KAsper
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