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


Turkish prime minister just told him on his face, that they killing people with no weapons & they are cowards 😂😂😂😂😂😂



If three more Arab leaders had the dare of erdogan there would have been no Netanyahu in gulf.



PM of Turkey did a brave act in meeting above, walking out .

Author — goutham singh


i love Erdoagn, a man, a president with a big heart. Shame on all its Arab leaders!!!!

Author — Adem Adem


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


My Love for Erdogan is Impossible to express level... From India.

Author — Naja Mo Salah


Labaika Ya Rasool Allah S.A.W
Great man has great vision

Author — Smart punjabian


Allah gives you strength and ability to serve humanity Ameen

Author — ghouse khan


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

Author — Tometo Panes


I'm sure it was hard enough to sit next to the warmonger nevermind to then be not given enough time to speak. Good on him for walking out.

Author — Uzma


2nd version of Umar al-Khattab, very strict and loving when it comes to his people and islam, not just that, also humanity

Author — za rhaaa


This’s how brave leaders talk and walk.

Author — Dj Minton


Love from Afghanistan
ژوند ژوند ژوند

Author — Najeeb Shirzad


Whenever i miss Erdogan, i come to watch this video. Huge respect Erdogan sir from 🇵🇰

Author — Phone Zone


The best is when he says one minute and hit the the person on the left and he had no choice rather then give him one minute

Author — Pak Zin


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

Author — last word


1:41 And Amrou Musa didn't know if he HAD TO sit or standing... until Ki Moon told him to SIT

Author — Waseem Al-Baghdadi


Mr. Erdogan was cool.... very strong personality



I love this man he never bowed down for those evils being isreal and there brother's

Author — true man