SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 13 June 2021, Sunday | النسخة العربية

U.S. denounces Erdogan comments on Jewish people as anti-Semitic

The United States strongly denounced on Tuesday the recent comments made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the Jewish people as anti-Semitic, State Department spokesman Ned Price said.

“We urge President Erdogan and other Turkish leaders to refrain from incendiary remarks, which could incite further violence,” Price said in a statement, adding “anti-Semitic language has no place anywhere.”

The spokesman did not specify which remarks Washington considered anti-Semitic. The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for clarification.

The Turkish president, a vocal defender of the Palestinian people, has slammed Israel for conducting air strikes on Gaza and called it a “terror state” after Israeli police fired rubber bullets at rock-hurling Palestinians in Jerusalem.