Edy Cohen, an Israeli academic and analyst, has blamed the Jewish lobby for the recent volatility of the exchange rate between the Turkish lira and the US dollar.
Cohen, a faculty member at Israelâ€™s Bar-Ilan University and an analyst at the Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies, tweeted the remarks in Arabic accompanied by the hashtag, â€śsupport the Turkish liraâ€ť.
â€śThe Turkish lira has fallen to its lowest level in Turkeyâ€™s history,â€ť Cohen said, going on to claim that the sudden decline had happened shortly after the Israeli ambassador was insulted at an Istanbul airport as he prepared to depart the country.
Addressing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Cohen said: â€śDonâ€™t you know that half of the worldâ€™s wealth belongs to only one Jewish family, which is Israelâ€™s primary supporter?â€ť
Cohen went on to warn that the Turkish economy would experience further losses as a result of the lobbyâ€™s manoeuvres.