Palestine's Abbas tells Erdogan to support his stance
Turkish PM Erdogan held a phone conversation with the President of Palestine Abbas.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a phone conversation with the President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas on Friday.
Abbas telephoned Erdogan on Friday evening, told sources.
Calling Erdogan for his "chivalrous" attitude in Davos, Mahmoud said that the Islamic world reacted very positively upon Erdogan's behavior.
Abbas informed Erdogan that they support Erdogan's attitude.
Thanking Abbas for his phone call, Erdogan said that "we are not on the side of the strong but rather the right and victimized groups".
I had to protect the honor of my country, Erdogan said.
The attacks staged on Gaza were actually attacks on whole Palestine, Abbas said.
We are making preparations to carry this "war crime" to an international court, Abbas said.
Each Palestinian victimized is the same for me, Erdogan said. "There could not be any distinction".
The division between Hamas and Fatah must be ended as soon as possible, Erdogan stressed.
Prime Minister Erdogan on Thursday walked off the stage at a panel discussion on Gaza at the World Economic Forum in Davos after the moderator interrupted his speech in response to Israeli President Shimon Peres' criticisms and said that he will not attend the Davos meetings in the future.
Erdogan's reaction found support throughout the world, especially in Islamic countries.
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