30 January 2009

Turkish PM speaks, then walks out in Davos

Wow! Good for him!

At the Davos meeting of the world economic forum, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Shimon Peres, president of Israel: "When it comes to killing, you know very well how to kill."
He then walked off the stage, declaring that he would never return to Davos, after claiming he had not been allowed to speak by the debate moderator, the Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.

Erdogan also accused Peres of raising his voice and claimed the Israeli statesman had been allowed more speaking time than himself and the panel discussion's two other participants, the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, and Amr Moussa, secretary general of the Arab League.

Video accompanies the article linked above.

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