MIDEAST > Erdogan says he wants Israel held to account for Gaza 'massacre'

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Israel would be held to account for the children among 40 people dead in three days of air strikes on Gaza.
"Everyone must know that sooner or later there will be a holding to account for the massacre of these innocent children killed inhumanely in Gaza," he said in a speech at Cairo University.
Erdogan, who had earlier met President Mohamed Morsi, has blamed Israel for the latest round of fighting around the Gaza Strip. The United States wants both Turkey and Egypt to pressure Gaza's Hamas rulers to stop firing rockets into Israel.


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Plain Talk

12/3/2012 7:19:06 AM

uRI D. It is apparent by the tenor and urgency of your outburst, that it discomforts you and many others in your land, that was Turkish PM has to say iscomforts you amd many other leaders who in the end must be held accountable for their destructive attitude toward Palestinian People!

Plain Talk

11/29/2012 8:01:02 AM

Turk Down under, Re your advice to MI SULIMA, has a flaw,namely to partner with israel, If one would sit dow sith Israel to share a Bowl of Cherries, one would only get the Pits! Do you have any more such smart Ideas? Turks have found it the Hard Way, like the Mavi Marmara!

Agnes Smith

11/29/2012 4:04:22 AM

Uludere? PM . Shouldn't their killers be held accountable? Why don't you move to Palastine?

Plain Talk

11/27/2012 8:10:58 AM

@Danny B. Danny, all is not "Milk and Honey" in the Land, recently known as Israel! You viforously defend her & it's o.k. with me, you would be wuse if you dont dump on other peoples countrys> Arabs living in Israel lead a teneous existence, since they are always under suspicion, they must say that, what you want to hear, no ifs or but's! The "KOENIG MEMORANDUM" is till in effect and is being implemented at every opportunity, such as Land ;grabs and Detention Centers in the Desert! See Internet.

Uri D.

11/21/2012 3:54:00 PM

So this is what he wants, why anyone care on what this hysteric parson with declining influence has to say?

Turk down under

11/19/2012 9:17:46 AM

SAMI SOULIMA: Well said! I'll go a step further with Arab oil revenue and Israeli scientific knowledge can you imagine what the two can achieve together instead of fighting. ADAM P It's not his backing of Arabs or Muslims, It's his backing of Hamas which is a terrorist organization who terrorizes Israel daily. Israel targeted a car- this is a precision attack on a terrorist. If their intent was to kill innocent civilians the toll would have been far higher. Ditto DANNY B,MARA and JOHANNA

ealsho@eartlink.net tango73

11/19/2012 8:20:13 AM

Mr Erdogan, please understand that Hamas missiles produce smoke that create an avenue for incoming Israeli missiles. And if Hamas launches their missiles from populated areas, collateral damage will occur. Human shielding their military equipment it's considered a crime.

Johanna Dew

11/18/2012 6:42:54 PM

@David Fai / Bulent Kenes. How deceitful. The West accepted Hamas only when they promised to take out that charter to kill all the Jews and Israel. Shortly after the election Hamas 'cleansed' Gaza of Fatah, killed many Pallo's and grabbed all the power. And established Sharia, and became the official partner of Iran who backs Assad. Unacceptable for the West. Period.

Danny B Danny

11/18/2012 5:49:41 PM

Steve Anderson: The Jews doesn't feel superior. we treat Palestinains much better than they are treated by their on brothers. If you will ask Israeli Arabs under whose governement they prefere to live to your surprise you will find out that 78 percent would prefer to live under Israeli governement. Israel is the only country in the region that Arabs can be elected to the Perliament. Jews were living under control of our nations and we all saw what was their faith in WW2.


11/18/2012 5:18:38 PM

Sillly man, don't you know, Israel is above all law! First bring to justice the murderers of Mavi Marmara!
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