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Erdogan: Turkey ready to accommodate all Gaza casualties, "no matter how many"

August 9, 2014 at 11:57 am

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey is prepared to receive all Palestinian casualties of the Gaza offensive, “irrespective of their numbers.”

“We can accommodate all of them. We aren’t worried about how many,” he told an audience of women during a TV interview as part of his presidency campaign.

He pointed out that Turkey has embarked on efforts to bring the casualties into Ankara or Istanbul, and that he already discussed with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas the possibility of transporting the victims to Turkey via Egypt or Israel.