Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
World News | By Joan Terry

Turkey orders Israeli consul to leave after Gaza row

Turkey orders Israeli consul to leave after Gaza row

The ministry said in a written statement that it expressed discomfort to Deniz over alleged mistreatment during the departure from Turkey of Eitan Naehe, Israel's ambassador to Ankara.

Ankara has been a vocal critic of the Israeli violence against Palestinians in Gaza and the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

"The extraordinary meeting on Friday will give a very strong message to the world from Istanbul", Erdogan said at a press conference in London with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Israel's ambassador to Turkey on Wednesday left the country after being ordered out by Ankara in a growing crisis over the killing by Israeli fire of dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza border that threatens a reconciliation deal.

Erdogan, who regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause, this week has accused Israel of "genocide" and told Netanyahu he is leading an "apartheid state" while having the "blood of Palestinians" on his hands.

Hours later Israel's Foreign Ministry said the Turkish Consul-General in Jerusalem had been summoned and told to return to Turkey "for consultations for a period of time".

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Turkey told Israel's ambassador to leave the country after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians during protests on the Gaza border against the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. Erdoğan believes that the exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen, now in the USA, was behind the 2016 failed military coup.May said that while it was right that those who sought to overthrow a democratically elected government were brought to justice, "it is also important that in the defence of democracy..."

In a tweet titled "Reminder to Netanyahu", Erdogan then denied that Hamas is a terror group, saying it is a "resistance movement that defends the Palestinian homeland against an occupying power".

Citing widespread opposition in the United Nations to the embassy move, Mr Erdogan said: "The US claims to be powerful".

Erdogan regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause and a year ago held a summit of Islamic countries to denounce US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Who might come is unclear, but in a possible bid to rally support for the summit, Erdogan spoke by telephone to Jordan's King Abdullah and Malaysia's 92-year-old new leader Mahathir Mohamad.

"America says "I am strong and so I am right".

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