Turkish PM accuses Israel of terrorism, genocide; protesters pelt consulate with stones

July 18, 2014 1:43 PM

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Turkish PM accuses Israel of terrorism, genocide; protesters pelt consulate with stones

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan intensified his fiery rhetoric against Israel over its ground invasion of Gaza on Friday, accusing the country of state terrorism and genocide and saying the two countries will not mend ties on his watch.

Earlier, hundreds of protesters pelted the top Israeli diplomat's residence in Ankara with stones, and the private Dogan news agency said police in Istanbul used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters trying to enter the Israeli Consulate grounds. Turkish legislators leaving a late-night d...

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