Israel president 'apologizes' Turkish PM over Davos debate

Israeli President Peres telephoned and "apologized" from Turkish PM Erdogan after Thursday's debate over Gaza at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Israel president 'apologizes' Turkish PM over Davos debate

Anadolu agency reported Israeli President Shimon Peres telephoned and "apologized" from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after Thursday's debate over Gaza at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The Prime Miniister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has stormed out of a heated debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos over Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Erdogan told Peres that "you must feel guilty to be so strong in your words," referring to the president having raised his voice loudly during his address.

"You killed people," Erdogan said, adding "the Sixth Commandment says thou shall not kill."

Erdogan said that "You have prime ministers who had said they felt quite happy when they entered in Palestine on tanks."

Erdogan also lashed out at the audience who applauded Peres after his speech: "I also condemn those people who applaud this cruelty. I believe that applauding the people who killed children is a crime against humanity."

Agencies

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