Reuters:Turkish PM returns to hero’s welcome after Gaza row


By Paul de BendernISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan received a hero’s welcome on his return to Istanbul on Friday after accusing Israel of “knowing very well how to kill” during a heated debate at the World Economic Forum.


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Turkish PM admonishes Israel president over Gaza

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DAVOS, Jan 30 — Turkey’s prime minister stalked off the stage at the World Economic Forum red-faced yesterday after reproaching Israel’s president over the Gaza offensive by saying “You kill people.”

The packed audience, which included President Barack Obama’s close adviser Valerie Jarrett, appeared stunned as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli President Shimon Peres raised their voices and traded accusations.

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