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Erdogan returning award given by American Jewish Congress

Erdogan returning award given by American Jewish Congress

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza, the Associated Press reports.

Turkey's U.S. ambassador wrote to Jack Rosen, president of the American Jewish Congress, on Erdogan's saying that because of Israel's actions in Gaza and "the regrettable stance" of the American Jewish Congress, Erdogan "will be glad to return the award." The letter, dated July 27 was made available Tuesday.

Last week, Rosen described Erdogan as "arguably the most virulent anti-Israel leader in the world." He said Erdogan was given the Profile of Courage award for working for a peaceful solution in the Middle East his commitment to protecting Turkey's Jewish citizens.

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