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Ankara, Turkey - Turkey Criticizes Israeli Airstrikes On Syria

Published on: May 7, 2013 07:30 AM
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An Israeli soldier carries another soldier as they walk with their comrades during training close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria on the Israeli occupied Golan Heights May 7, 2013.  REUTERS/Baz RatnerAn Israeli soldier carries another soldier as they walk with their comrades during training close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria on the Israeli occupied Golan Heights May 7, 2013.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Ankara, Turkey - Turkey’s prime minister has denounced Israeli airstrikes on Syria, saying the attacks help strengthen Syrian President Bashar Assad’s hand.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday also criticized Iran for “turning a blind eye” to massacres in Syria and accused the international community of ignoring the bloodshed.

Addressing party members in Parliament, Erdogan said the Israeli airstrikes into Syria were “unacceptable” and amounted to “handing over (to Assad) opportunities on a golden tray.”

Erdogan said: “Assad, who has not sweated a single drop against Israel for the (occupation of the) Golan Heights is now using the Israeli attack to cover up the Banias massacre.”

The Turkish leader was referring to the Syrian coastal town of Banias, wh


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 May 07, 2013 at 08:11 AM Boochie Says:

i am sick of tired of the Arabs talking out of two sides of their mouths - one minute they say the world needs to do something about Syria but if g-d forbid its Israel they all cry foul

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 May 07, 2013 at 08:20 AM Anonymous Says:

hey turkey, Israel already apologized for the boat incident, how about you leave israel alone, plus let alone how many millions of dollars they will have to pay you to get your forgiveness
why don't you criticize Syria for killing 70,000 people in the past few years

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 May 07, 2013 at 09:19 AM takeittothem Says:

Turkey: " Israeli airstrikes into Syria “unacceptable""
Azoi! Letting missiles into Lebanon to be used against Israel is, yes, acceptable.
Shut the hell up, Turkey !

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 May 07, 2013 at 10:00 AM sane Says:

Well, Erdogan. how about you murdering 40 Kurds last year for smuggling cigarettes?

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 May 07, 2013 at 06:19 PM hashomer Says:

On at least three recent occasions Turkey shot missiles into Syria after Assad forces shelled Turkish territory trying to kill rebels or hit refugee camps. Now that Israel has bombed hezbollah in Syria, Turkey is mad??? Too bad on you, dumb Turkey. Hopefully sharia law will come to Turkey soon- then the armed forces will revolt (again!) and throe Erdogan out.

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