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Erdogan: The US, not Turkey should reconsider its statements on Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised the remarks made by US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki who described his statements on Gaza as "offensive and wrong".

"The US is the one who has made offensive and saddening statements up to now… if America still says 'Israel is exercising its right to self-defence' in the face of these [developments]. America has to engage in some self-criticism here. America is the one who is being offensive," Erdogan said in an interview with the Turkish TV sitation TGRT.

He criticised the US' insistence on describing the war on Gaza as a form of self-defence by Israel despite the fall of 500 tonnes of explosives on the Gaza Strip and the killing of more than 500 Palestinians.

The Turkish prime minister called on the US to act fairly towards international issues and to contribute to the enforcement of world peace.

"Just like we feel offended when they make their statements, they should have no problem with us speaking our minds," he added.

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