Turkey and Israel expel envoys over Gaza violence

In response to Israeli forces killing 60 Palestinians during clashes on the Gaza border, Ankara expelled Israel’s ambassador to Turkey, declared three days of mourning and called for an emergency meeting of Muslim nations. In turn, Israel told the Turkish Consul-General in Jerusalem to return to Turkey for a period of time. Meanwhile, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu called out Erdogan on Twitter for supporting Hamas, prompting Erdogan to lash out at Netanyahu, calling him the leader of “an apartheid state.” Erdogan also announced a rally will be held in Turkey on Friday to protest the killings of Palestinians.

 

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