Peres tells Turkey's Erdogan, 'sorry' over Davos Gaza debate

Erdogan has stormed out of a heated debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos over Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Peres tells Turkey's Erdogan, 'sorry' over Davos Gaza debate

Diplomatic sources cited Israeli President Shimon Peres as telling Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday that he was "sorry" about what happened at a panel discussion on Gaza in the World Economic Forum in Davos.

"I am very "sorry" for what happened and "friends" could sometimes have an argument between themselves. I have always had a great respect for the Republic of Turkey and you as the Prime Minister. I consider myself as a friend of Turkey and Premier Erdogan," Peres told Erdogan during a telephone conversation.

Erdogan has stormed out of a heated debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos over Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.

He said Israel knew very well how to kill people and babies during the debate.

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."

After the walkout, in response to a question posed by a BBC correspondent after a press conference following the panel discussion which he left, Erdogan said that "Peres was not talking to a clan leader. Peres must learn how to talk to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey".


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wagdy - 10 yıl Before

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