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  11/22/2012, Kislev 8, 5773

Turkish PM Calls on Country's Jews to Sway Israel

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the Jewish community in Turkey to get involved in diplomatic relations with Israel in an attempt to bring a halt to the air strikes in Gaza, Anatolia News Agency reported.

“They are people who can become a part of this [cease-fire] mechanism,” Erdogan said Wednesday, referring to the Jewish community in Turkey which totals an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people.