Turkey slams 'Israeli terrorism'
Turkey’s prime minister has repeated an accusation that Israel was practising “state terrorism” against Palestinians. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Israelis were persecuting Palestinians just as Jews were persecuted during the Spanish Inquisition 500 years ago. Israel was “bombing civilians, killing people without any considerations – children, women, the elderly – razing buildings using bulldozers,” he said. Israel has called for “more solidarity” from Turkey, its closest regional ally. Mr Erdogan was giving his first interview to the Israeli media since he caused dismay in Israel last month by calling its military operations in the southern Gaza town of Rafah “state terrorism”. Full Story