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In Paris, Erdogan once again addresses Israel's Gaza offensive, says, 'If a country uses disproportionate force in Palestine, using phosphorous bombs, we do not congratulate them on their actions'; Ankara says Lieberman 'continues to disregard the rules of diplomacy'
"An attack killed 1,500 people and the reasons given for it were lies. Goldstone is Jewish and his report is clear,'' he said, referring to the UN-commissioned report by South African judge Richard Goldstone, who accused Israel, as well as some Palestinian groups, of committing war crimes during the conflict in Gaza.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry says the remarks by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman were inappropriate and called on Israel to end its "unacceptable approach."
Lieberman recently said Mr. Erdogan was "slowly turning into" Mr. Ghadafi or Mr. Chave
The White House failed last week to end a row with Israel during Netanyahu's visit to Washington, and the prime minister returned home to a torrent of media derision after he was deprived of the normal trappings granted to a visiting leader at the White House.
Britain is expelling an Israeli diplomat in the wake of the killing of a senior Palestinian official.
It follows the use of a dozen "cloned British passports" by assassins who murdered Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai two months ago.
Israel tension boosts Turkey's popularity with Arabs
From Cairo to Kuwait, Turkey's red flag has flown across the Arab world in a show of support for its response to the Israeli raid in which nine activists, at least three of them Turks, were killed as they tried to break the sea blockade of the Palestinian enclave.
Erdogan, Turkey's prime minister, has called for the Jewish state to be punished for what he called "state terrorism."
"The relationship between Turkey and Israel was the product of a very specific set of circumstances that do not exist anymore," Ian Lesser, from the Washington-based German Marshall Fund think tank.
Brisb ane Times
Turkey Gaza activists hailed as ambassador recalled from Israel
Gaza flotilla attack: British activists arrive in Turkey