Turkey PM Erdogan: Israel Is 'Terrorist State'

World | November 19, 2012, Monday // 19:01| Views: | Comments: 4
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Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has voiced exceptionally sharp criticism of Israel's ongoing heavy campaign against the Gaza strip.

"Those who connect Islam with terrorism are closing their eyes to the mass murder of Muslims, they are turning away from the slaughter of children in Gaza," stated Erdogan at a conference fo the Eurasian Islamic Council in Istanbul Monday.

"This is why I affirm that Israel is a terrorist state and its actions are terrorist actions," added Turkey's PM.

Tuesday Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu will visit Gaza, together with foreign ministers from the Arab League.

Meanwhile, Israeli strikes on the blockaded Gaza strip have intensified Monday, with fears growing that Israel might launch a land operation.

The Israeli government has issued a 36-hour ceasefire ultimatum to Hamas, but Hamas have stated that they expect Israel to lay down arms first.

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mavro from australia - 20 Nov 2012 // 22:35:13

The Hamas is obviously relishing all the attention they are getting.
The UN is at fault for claiming that the Gaza Strip is under 'occupation'
when it is not, it's the same with the EU who need a patsy of some sort
ignoring the fact that all EU nations are racist entities with not a single non-european official, telling everyone else how to live their lives.

Yane - 20 Nov 2012 // 19:24:18

I'll bet that those "turks" that got hit by mortar fire in Turkey coming from Syria, were Kurds. Because who lives in southeast Turkey if not Kurds? Would explain why Erdogan doesn't want to point the finger at his terrorist buddies "rebels" in Syria.

sa-sha - 20 Nov 2012 // 09:37:32

...oh, that beauty Erdogan, wasn't it his "non-terrorist" Turkey which
immediately opened fire in reply to a couple of salvos from Syrian territory (effected by "rebels", btw)? Israel merely has no choice, it
must protect its people. It was just Hamas which started rocket strikes
some days ago and it is exactly the same Hamas which is using Gaza civilians now – what despicable bastards these Hamas' people are- as human shields.

Yane - 19 Nov 2012 // 19:57:58

This from erdogan's turkey that openly hosts n funds terrorist bases against Syria, why not go the full way and host Hamas too? Or are you already doing that but not openly? Just show our true face for all to see.

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