"Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this region and violating international law,"
Erdogan said, "It is occupying the Palestinian territory step by step."
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On monday, the Turkish prime minister accused Israel of carrying out "terrorist acts" in Gaza. He further added, "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,
"For this reason, I say that Israel is a terrorist state, and its acts are terrorist acts," he added.
On Saturday, Erdogan spoke firmly against Israel. In a speech given at Cairo University he accused Israel of "turning the region into a blood swamp,
"Every drop of Palestinian blood is pouring from the veins of all Muslims and every tear dropping from their eyes is our tear too."
AFP, Reuters contributed to this report
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