Turkey’s Erdogan hits out at Israel as Mideast conflict grows
22 May 2021 | 2:39 pm
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking advantage of the escalation between Israel and Hamas to present himself as an Islamic leader and score political points at home.
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