Sensationalist Pro-Erdogan Turkish Daily Calls For Nuclear Weapons, A Stop To Fighting ISIS
In his March 27, 2017 column in English in the hardline pro-Erdogan Turkish daily Yeni Safak (“New Dawn”), the daily’s editor in chief Ibrahim Karagul called on Turkey to cease fighting the enemies of the West, presumably the Islamic State (ISIS), and to acquire all sorts of weapons, including nuclear ones. The daily is notorious for its incendiary content targeting minorities and opposition figures and for fabricating material.
In his column, titled “Why a Crusader Attack? – They Know Anatolia, This Last Fort, is Going to Spoil the Game,” Karagul repeatedly criticizes the “Western world” and the “Crusader” West, but is clearly focused on the actions of Western European governments, including their allowing of pro-PKK activism and their crackdown on propaganda by Turkey’s ruling AKP party. The U.S. is never mentioned but “Germany and the countries on the German axis” are.