Turkey’s president raises tensions with criticism of Israel

Tel Aviv responds to criticism of treatment of Palestinians with condemnation of Turkey’s human rights record

Tensions have resurfaced between Turkey and Israel, with the Turkish president criticising the “racist and discriminatory” treatment of Palestinians, and Tel Aviv responding by summoning the Turkish ambassador and condemning Ankara’s human rights record.

Turk president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, condemned Israeli practices during an address in Istanbul on Monday night, describing the blockade of Gaza as having “no place in humanity”.

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Source Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/09/turkeys-president-raises-tensions-with-criticism-of-israel

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