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Erdogan Urges “Israel” to Apologize for Deadly Attack on Marmara, Lift Gaza Siege
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again criticized "Israel" for imposing a crippling blockade on the Gaza Strip, urging Tel Aviv to lift the siege.
"The embargoes... must be lifted," he said during a speech in Turkey's parliament on Tuesday.
Erdogan also insisted that "Israel" should apologize for its deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy in international waters, which left nine Turkish activists dead.
"If anyone wants to turn a new page, they must first admit their crime... apologize and pay compensation," AFP quoted him as saying.
The brutal attack on the 31st of May sparked a global outrage across the world as the aid convoy was trying to deliver humanitarian supplies to the 1.5 million impoverished people of Gaza.
Turkey cut its relations with "Israel" over the incident and asked its ambassador to leave Tel Aviv.
"If we see these steps being taken, then we will evaluate the situation... We are not acting with feelings of grudge and hatred," he added.
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