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November 17, 2019
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Erdogan announces to return Jewish association award

ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has decided to return an award given to him ten years ago by a Jewish association.

It needs to be mentioned here that this award was given to to Erdogan ten years ago but after recent comments by Turkish Prime minister, the Jewish association changed its opinion.

The association said that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has become the world’s “most virulent anti-Israeli leader” and demanded that he return the award.

Now after five days of the demand Turkish Prime minister has decided that he will give this award back.

Turkey’s ambassador to the U.S., Serdar Kilic, wrote to Jack Rosen, president of the American Jewish Congress, on Erdogan’s behalf.

He said Erdogan would be glad to return the award because of Israel’s actions in Gaza and “the regrettable stance adopted by the present leadership of the American Jewish Congress vis-a-vis the recent attacks on the innocent civilians in Gaza.”