Turkish PM praises Egypt for recalling envoy from Israel

By REUTERS
November 17, 2012 20:03



CAIRO - Turkey's prime minister, an outspoken of critic of Israel, praised Egypt's Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, on Saturday for recalling his ambassador from Tel Aviv in response to Israeli attacks on Gaza.




Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab state to sign a peace treaty with Israel, recalled its envoy on Wednesday hours after Israel launched an air campaign on Gaza. Turkey withdrew its ambassador over a separate incident with Israel in 2010.




"Israel is using disproportionate force. Netanyahu proceeds with these kinds of actions thanks to the international negligence," Erdogan told an enthusiastic audience in a speech at Cairo University.



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