Erdogan and Obama talk over phone on Israel’s offensive on Gaza

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Barack Obama held a telephone conversation over escalating tensions in the Middle East after Israel’s offensive on the Gaza Strip.

Sources from the Turkish Prime Ministry said the two leaders expressed joint concern that the current tension could negatively affect the peace process and the region.

Sources said Erdogan and Obama had agreed that the clashes must stop immediately without further escalation of the tension and they expressed that they would hold the necessary talks to secure a truce.

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