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US lawmakers slam Turkish PM over anti-Zionist comment

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-03-14

US lawmakers have penned a letter criticising Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after he defined Zionism as a “crime against humanity,” calling his comments “appalling”.

The U.S. Congress members and senators penned a letter directed at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling on him to retract his remarks that defined Zionism as a “crime against humanity.”

The letter, written by congressmen Steve Israel, Senator Mark Kirk, Doug Lamborn and Senator Bill Nelson, was sent to all other Congress members, inviting them to join in “sending a bipartisan, bicameral letter” to Erdoğan to express “grave disappointment” in his words. Eighty-nine members of the Congress ended up signing the letter.

Click here to read more on Hürriyet Daily News

Date created : 2013-03-14

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