Jul
16
2010

NYT Ties Turkish Group to 'Terrorism'–by Mixing It Up With a Different Group

Ever since the Israeli raid on a Turkish group's boat filled with aid for the Gaza Strip, there has been a lot of attempts in the press (FAIR Blog, 6/10/10), following Israel's lead, to label the Turkish humanitarian group IHH a supporter of "terrorism." The latest salvo comes from a New York Times article (7/15/10) about the Turkish group having "extensive connections with Turkeyâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢s political elite." The Times reports: On Monday, Germany banned the charity's offices, citing its support for Hamas, which Germany considers a terrorist organization. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said the charity abused donors' good intentions "to […]