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Turkish Prime Minister: ‘Israel Is a Terror State’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave an interview to CNN International today, and while the interview is scheduled to air tomorrow, CNN posted an excerpt today of a stand-out moment in the interview. Specifically, Erdogan was weighing in on the current crisis in Gaza and said that “Israel is a terror state.”

CNN International reporter Becky Anderson asked Erdogan to respond to the accusation Turkey or Qatar are involved in funding Hamas. He insisted that both his nation and Qatar mean “to be on the side of the persecuted and to support them through humanitarian aid.”

However, when it comes to Israel itself, Erdogan had some pretty strong comments about that nation’s actions.

“Look, let me respond to this comment of Israel with one particular thing. One – who finances Israel? Two – Israel is a terror state; they are creating a wave of terror with what they’re doing now.”

The full interview is scheduled to air on CNN International tomorrow morning at 11:00 am on Connect the World.

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