Turkish PM Calls Israel a ‘Terrorist State,’ US State Dept. Refuses to Comment
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of carrying out terrorism in Gaza:
“Those who associate Islam with terrorism close their eyes in the face of mass killing of Muslims, turn their heads from the massacre of children in Gaza,” Erdogan told a conference of the Eurasian Islamic Council in Istanbul.
“For this reason, I say that Israel is a terrorist state, and its acts are terrorist acts,” he said.
In the State Department’s press briefing today, AP reporter Matt Lee pressed for some response to this statement (I will post the video when it’s available):
See here for another of Matt Lee’s impressive berating of US propaganda and orthodoxy on Israel.