Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Saturday that he was deeply saddened by Israel's attack on Gaza Strip and that the attack was an act of irresponsibility.
Responding to questions on
"It is not only between
Gul had warned Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during a meeting last Monday in
Foreign Minister Ali Babacan had a phone conversation with Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), and told him that OIC should convene at an extraordinary session to discuss the developments in the
Ozugergin said Ihsanoglu welcomed Babacan's suggestion and told Babacan that he would begin to take the necessary steps to hold such a meeting.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan also strongly reacted to the Israeli attack on
Erdogan called U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and told him that efforts should be launched to halt Israeli attack on
"The attack was also disrespect for us.
A statement released by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the strikes and also called for the lifting of the Israeli siege on
"We strongly condemn the death of many Palestinians as result of
"We are inviting the international community not to remain indifferent to this tragedy and extend a helping hand to