“Why on earth did the AK Party give a ‘go ahead' to the membership of Israel in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and not block membership? Why did the government consent to multi-billion dollars worth of defense contracts with Israeli firms? He (Erdoğan) says ‘one-minute' to (Israeli president Shimon) Peres during Davos but conducts business as usual with the Jewish state. This is hypocrisy.”
This was stated by former Felicity Party leader, late Necmettin Erbakan, in 2010 implying that Rajab Erdogan's AK Party was in the hands of the worldwide Zionist movement and the rise of the AK Party was helped by the international Jewish conspiracy.
Mr. Necmettin Erbakan was a Turkish academic and the Prime Minister of Turkey for a very short period, from 1996-97. He was pressured by the Turkish military in collaboration with the West, to step down, accusing him of threatening Turkey's secular constitution and the separation of religion & state. Subsequently Erbakan was ousted and banned from politics. As expected, the European Court of "Human Rights," (the greatest violator of human rights) upheld this unjust ban and ouster.
Necmettin Erbakan wanted Turkey to run as a welfare state. He was religious, not a radical. He abhorred corruption and strongly opposed the double-dealing, misconduct and fraud of the generals and the autocratic leaders of established political parties.
As stated in British Encyclopedia, Erbakan "advocated withdrawing from NATO, abrogating agreements with Israel, and developing closer ties with such Middle Eastern countries as Syria and Iran."
Writes Wikipedia: "His foreign policy had two main pillars: close cooperation and unity among Muslim countries, and struggle against Zionism. He created D-8 or The Development Eight, to achieve an economic and political unity among Muslim countries. It had eight members, including Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nigeria."
It's thus clear why he was viewed as a threat and deposed within a year, while Rajjab Erdogan, a corrupt radical and master of backroom deals with foreign powers, has been allowed to stay in power persistently from March 2003 to date .. his family wealth multiplying tenfold.
Necmettin Erbakan passed away on February 2011 at age 85 of a heart attack in Ankara. He did not want a state funeral though his funeral was attended by 20 million Turks, and was buried in Istanbul next to his wife.
It's interesting to observe that Rajab Erdogan's corruption and political violations became far more rampant and brazen since 2011. His aggressive policies toward Syria turned official dot from March 2011 - a month after the passing of Necmettin Erbakan - as he now saw himself unopposed. That made it far easier to deceive the simple Turks who earlier supported Mr. Erbakan and wanted to return to an Islamic way of life, while simultaneously carrying out a variety of undercover deals with partners within and outside Turkey.
Source: Today's Zaman (also read Mr. Erbakan's interview here)