Erdogan says Israeli FM is despicable

Published January 13th, 2011 - 07:29 GMT

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sharply criticized Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman, describing him as "despicable."

Erdogan during an interview to Al Jazeera channel the Turkish leader said Israel should get rid of Lieberman immediately if it wants to solve its problems: "Lieberman is the guy who made different types of meanness and Netanyahu government is the worst Israeli government in the history of relations with Turkey," he added.

On the other hand, Erdogan stressed the Turkish government will always stand with Hamas, especially if it was right. He pointed out that the Hamas government is the legitimate government of the Palestinian people after it was elected in general elections.


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