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  7/26/2014, Tammuz 28, 5774

U.S. Jewish Organization Asks Erdogan to Give Back Award


A prominent Jewish organization in the United States has asked Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to return a courage award he received in 2004, following his response to the recent Gaza operations, the Turkish daily Hurriyet reports.

“In 2004, the American Jewish Congress presented its prestigious Profile of Courage award to you as an individual and as a global leader for your stances on fighting terrorism, working to secure a peaceful solution for Israelis and Palestinians, rejecting fundamentalism and being steadfast in your commitment to protect the Jewish citizens of Turkey,” American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen said in a July 23 letter to Erdogan.

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