Report: CNN misquoted Erdogan's Palestinian deaths remark

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 29, 2011 09:46

Comments made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan's to CNN concerning the number of Palestinians Israel has killed in the ongoing conflict was mistranslated by the network, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported on Wednesday.

According to the original translation, Erdogan apparently said that Israel has killed hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.

A Turkish transcript of the interview, provided by Turkish state news agency Anatolia, revealed that "Erdogan said hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed by Israelis," Hurriyet reported.

Relations between the governments in Ankara and Jerusalem have been at a low after disagreements over a resolution to the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident where nine Turkish nationals were killed by IDF soldiers caused the Turks to expel the Israeli ambassador from the country.


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