Turkey's Erdogan: Israel carrying out "terrorist acts" in Gaza

ISTANBUL Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:58am EST

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ISTANBUL Nov 19 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Monday of carrying out "terrorist acts" in its bombardment of Gaza.

"Those who associate Islam with terrorism close their eyes in the face of mass killing of Muslims, turn their heads from the massacre of children in Gaza," Erdogan told a conference of the Eurasian Islamic Council in Istanbul.

"For this reason, I say that Israel is a terrorist state, and its acts are terrorist acts."

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leesik wrote:
Generally I support Turkey and its policies. However, this statement seems to reek of political opportunism and is really disingenuous. Why is Israel’s right to defend itself different than Turkeys when it comes to the PPK?

Nov 19, 2012 9:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
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