Turkey's prime minister on Friday said Israel should be barred from the United Nations while it ignores the body's calls to stop fighting in Gaza.
"How is such a country, which does not implement resolutions of the UN Security Council, allowed to enter through the gates of the UN (headquarters)?" Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.Erdogan accused Israel of attacking civilians under the pretext of targeting the Islamic militant group of Hamas.
Erdogan has previously defended his outspoken criticism of Israel's Gaza offensive, saying it did not mean he was anti-Semitic. However, the Turkish prime minister also remarked that the "Jewish-backed media" was falsely suggesting that Hamas uses civilians as human shields in the Gaza Strip.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Moderate Turkish PM Erdogan: Bar Israel from UN over Gaza offensive
What a moderate Erdogan has turned out to be. One has to wonder if there is any such thing as moderate Islam
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