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  11/19/2012, Kislev 5, 5773

Turkish PM Calls Israel a 'Terrorist State'


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel as a "terrorist state" on Monday, describing the targeted and surgical defensive measures taken by the Jewish state as it attempts to uproot terrorist activity in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

"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," he said.