A Turkish antisemitic TV blockbuster reveals Erdogan’s conspiratorial, anti-Semitic worldview. (Wapo)
@heissenstat @OrenKessler #Erdoğan adapted "Mason-Communist-Jew" from the book "Kızıl Pençe," directed it, & gave himself the starring role.https://t.co/jwXPh4NHGw— Aykan Erdemir (@aykan_erdemir) May 17, 2017
“The Last Emperor” may have superior production values, but its message is much the same. It is state propaganda designed to appeal to viewers’ worst instincts and leave them with a revisionist, conspiratorial narrative of Turkish history. Worst of all, while this account of Abdulhamid’s reign is almost pure fiction, the plight of Turkish citizens living under Erdogan’s increasingly sultanic rule is very much real. Hmmm........Pure antisemitic poison. Read the full story here.