Erdogan defends Saudi handling of Haj amid blame game

September 25, 2015 1:33 PM

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ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to Saudi Arabia’s defense on Friday amid a blame game after a stampede at the Haj pilgrimage killed more than 700 pilgrims.

“I do not sympathize with the hostile statements against Saudi Arabia,” Erdogan told journalists.

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