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Turkey angered by US accusations against Erdogan

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party has condemned the US State Department's accusations that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used anti-Semitic language.

“We strongly condemn the statement of the US State Department about our president. Accusing our president of anti-Semitism is an unwise and wrong approach. What has been said about our president is a lie, “ AKP spokesman Omer Celik said.

He noted that Erdogan has made very strong calls against anti-Semitism and continues to do so. “It puts anti – Semitism and Islamophobia at the forefront of hate crimes that must be combated,” Celik added.

Earlier, the head of the press service of the US State Department, Ned Price, said that the United States strongly condemns Erdogan's” anti-Semitic statements “and calls on him to refrain from” hate speech”.

Earlier, Erdogan, in a conversation with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, called Israel's actions in Jerusalem terror. Last Friday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced a fight against the oppression of the Palestinians, calling Israel a “ terrorist state.” He also said that Ankara will support Jerusalem with the same determination with which it supported Azerbaijan in Karabakh.

The Israel Defense Forces, in turn, stated the significant role of Iran and Turkey in what is happening in the Gaza Strip.

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