Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday completely rejected the US Department of State's statement accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, APA reports citing Daily Sabah
In a statement, the ministry called on the US administration to make efforts to stop attacks on Palestinian civilians, instead of leveling false accusations on the Turkish leader.
The ministry underlined that there has never been a culture of anti-Semitism in Turkish society, which promotes all religious groups living in harmony.
“Our country has been home to large numbers of Jews that fled centuries ago in the inquisition and during the Holocaust in World War II. Brave Turkish diplomats have helped to save hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust,” it said, adding that the Jewish community in Turkey does not face any discrimination and lives in peace.