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Turkish PM Erdogan to Israeli President Peres: I Will Return Their Award

Speaking to journalists last night PM Erdogan answered questions about his phone conversation with Israeli President Shimon Peres and said: “I called Mr. Peres to express our disappointment. I told him that if ADL does not make the necessary correction, I will return the award they gave me. On one hand, they give an award to Turkish prime minister out of appreciation, on the other hand they declare that they recognize Armenian genocide claims. ‘If this is the case I have no use for their award; I will give it back’. I believe that with immediate intervention of Mr. Peres, ADL made the correction and sent me the new statement.”

Source: Milliyet, Turkey, August 25, 2007

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