Turkish PM Erdogan walks off stage in clash over Gaza

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(29 Jan 2009) SHOTLIST
1. Wide of stage, including Israeli President, Shimon Peres and Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
2. Stage, with Peres talking
3. Mid of audience listening
4. Mid of Peres and Erdogan on stage
5. Close of Peres speaking, turning to Erdogan, UPSOUND (English) Peres: "I want to understand why did they fire rockets against us. What for? There was not any siege against Gaza."
6. Various of Erdogan asking for time to respond, UPSOUND (English) Erdogan: "one minute, one minute..."
7. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister: (taken from simultaneous translation)
"I feel that you perhaps feel a bit guilty and that is why perhaps you have been so strong in your words, so loud. Well you killed people. I remember the children who died on the beaches."
8. Various of Erdogan trying to speak and, chairperson trying to end proceedings
9. Erdogan walking off stage
10. People gathered in hallway
11. Close up of sign reading: (English) "middle east peace"
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Amr Moussa, Arab League Secretary-General:
"Yes he walked out because he was not given the full time to answer, and we also wanted him to answer because what Mr. Peres said was first unacceptable, second, many of the points were not really accurate and we wanted to say something. So the Prime Minister of Turkey was not given that opportunity. He is after all the Prime Minister of Turkey and he wants to speak."
(Question: And he was in his right to walk out and make a point?)
"This is a different story. He is angry and I believe we are going to see him now."
13. Cutaway delegates ++MUTE++
Turkey's prime minister stalked off the stage at the World Economic Forum on Thursday after reproaching Israel's president over the devastating military offensive in Gaza.
The packed audience, which included President Barack Obama's close adviser Valerie Jarrett, appeared stunned as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli President Shimon Peres raised their voices and traded accusations.
Peres was passionate in his defence of Israel's 23-day offensive in Gaza, which it said targeted Gaza-rulers Hamas and aimed to stop Palestinian militant rocket fire into southern Israeli towns.
As he spoke, Peres often turned toward Erdogan, who in his remarks had criticised Israel's strict blockade of the Gaza Strip.
"Why did they fire rockets? There was no siege against Gaza," Peres said, raising his voice.
The heated debate with Israel and Turkey at the centre was significant because of the key role Turkey has played as a moderator between Israel and Syria.
Erdogan appeared to express a sense of disappointment when he recounted how he had met with the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert just days before the offensive, and believed they were close to reaching terms for a face-to-face meeting with Syrian leaders.
Obama's new Mideast envoy, George Mitchell, will be in Turkey for talks on Sunday.
Erdogan was angry when a panel moderator cut off his remarks in response to an impassioned monologue by Peres defending Israel's offensive.
The angry exchange followed an hour-long debate at the forum attended by world leaders in Davos.
Erdogan tried to rebut Peres as the discussion was ending, asking the moderator, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, to let him speak once more.
"You killed people," Erdogan told the 85-year-old Israeli leader. "I remember the children who died on beaches."
Erdogan also complained that Peres had 25 minutes while he was only given 12 minutes.

💬 Comments on the video

Prime minister of Turkey speaks the truth while the Arab world is only concerned about building there super towers

Author — Michael knight


A lion king, he doesn’t need the Arabs.

Author — Smoking Fish


Arab league let turkey down. He is the only one who fight Palestinian rights Arabs are quite

Author — last word


Respect from albania for this real Man

Author — Intriganti Al


Translate of what he said:

I know, you are raising your voice because of your guilt. You should know that i am not gonna raise my voice like that. When it comes to killing people, you know it better. I know how did you kill children on the beach. And thank you, from now on Davos is over to me. You should know it. And you do not even let me speak. He talked 25 minutes and i talked 12 minutes. You shouldn’t do that.

Author — Kairin


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Author — Shahsukei


Long live Mr. President Erdogan. Greetings from Indonesia 🇮🇩🇹🇷

Author — Siregar Anak Rantau


We​ dont​ need​ translation,
It​ was​ a​ hardest slap, We​ understand That.​

Author — Yousaf Razzaq Razzaq


As a Muslim Leader he did the right things, you couldn’t answers his questions and that's why he walked off...
A Big Big Salute to Mr. PM Erdogan ❤️❤️❤️

Author — Sayed Mahmud Hossain


Salute to Mr Erdogan.

I am watching this just after UAE and Bahrain have sold their souls to USA and Israel in a so called peace deal!!

Author — REEF BOL


Mashalla Amazing turkey and Amazing Tayyap erdogan love from Pakistan 🇵🇰

Author — Atif Iqbal


even if I don't like his government administration he got balls of steel

Author — Alp 72


Rajab Tayab ordahun sir CONGRATULATIONS DIL SE
Turuky I love you 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

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Author — Naim Tokhi


PM Erdogan. the brav and a true muslim & Great Leader.
Love & respct from Pakistan 💐💐💐

Author — mr. khan


Erdogan and Imran khan are the hero leaders of this generation! Love from Pakistan 🇵🇰, May God Always strengthen Pak-Turkey friendship more! Love from Pakistan🇵🇰

Author — Fahad Nadeem


"The Person Who Speaks The Truth. Will Hold Victory"

Author — Tometo Panes


Salute to taiyyab erdugan, the man of truth and brave.

Author — Muhammad Ejaz Ahmad Qader


I love this man
He is the leader of Muslim world

Author — shahid kamal


This guy literally is not scared from anyone not TRUMP nor even VLADIMIR because he has faith I can see it in his eyes.