World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday criticized the UN Security Council's stance on Palestine.
Addressing the deputies of his ruling Justice and Development (AK) at a group meeting in the Turkish Parliament on Tuesday, Erdogan stated that they would be in much difficulty if they acted based on what the UN Security Council said.
"If we are to die, let us die with dignity," Erdogan said.
Touching on Israel's air strikes and attacks on Gaza, Erdogan underlined that Israel disregarded peace in the region, violated international laws and was implementing an ethnic cleansing.
"Israel is occupying Palestinian territory step by step. The Palestinians are using their right for self-defense against the occupation and the ethnic cleansing. I am calling on the whole West from here. No one could say that Israel is using its right for self-defense. Israel is terrorizing the Middle East," Erdogan said.
"I do not have faith in the justice of the UN," Erdogan said.
"I am calling on the peace organizations of the world from here. Why do they not place the nine month old baby in the hands of my brother Ismail Haniya in Gaza on their agenda- There are 115 dead and 900 wounded people in Gaza. Why do they not react- They come to Turkey to follow terrorist organization PKK. Why are they not in Gaza-" Erdogan stated.
Criticizing human rights organizations for being silent on the incidents of Gaza, Erdogan said that Israel's bloody policies and ruthless operations were beyond curse.
"We will never leave Palestine alone even if everyone did. Israel, sooner or later, will pay the price for those martyred people," Erdogan also said.
Last Mod: 20 Kasım 2012, 18:02