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  Shvat 4, 5769 , 29/01/09

Peres Spars with Turkish President Erdogan over Gaza

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan walked off the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday after a verbal exchange with President Shimon Peres over the fighting in Gaza. Erdogan was angry after being cut off by a panel moderator after listening to a speech by Peres defending Israel's recent counter-terror operation against Hamas.

Erdogan told Peres: "You are killing people." Peres told Erdogan that he would have done the same if rockets had been falling on Istanbul.

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