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A good piece today in the Turkish press by Soner Çağaptay, Jaclyn Blumenfeld and Burç Özçelik notes the new euphemism for “cunning, conspiring Jew” in these parts: subcontractors.
The [AK] party, for instance, now refers to the PKK as a “subcontractor” (taşeron), suggesting that Israel and invisible actors, not the PKK itself, are responsible for the terror attacks. At the same time, the AKP has also begun labeling domestic and international media that have been critical of its foreign policy as other “subcontractors” puppeteered by the same forces that are “behind the PKK.” These two new conspiracies are laying roots in Turkey. Here is how.