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  Tishrei 12, 5770 , 30/09/09

Turkey Wants UN Discussion on Gaza Report

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will urge the UN Security Council to discuss the controversial Goldstone report claiming to detail Israeli “war crimes” during its Cast Lead operation in Gaza. Turkey joined the 15-nation Security Council as a temporary member in January and will have a seat until the end of 2010.

In January 2009, Erdogan stormed out of a heated debate on the Gaza war at the World Economic Forum after Israeli President Shimon Peres said Turkey would have done the same thing had rockets had been fired at Istanbul.

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