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Turkish PM Storms Out of Gaza Debate at Davos

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Published on Jan 30, 2009

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/01/29/Gaza_The_Ca...

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacts to comments from Israeli President Shimon Peres on Israel's military actions in Gaza. After implicating Israel in the killing of children, Erdogen walks out, promising not to return to Davos.

FORA.tv's complete coverage of the 2009 World Economic Forum: http://fora.tv/partner/World_Economic...

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan has served as the Prime Minister of Turkey since March 14, 2003. He is the chairman of the Justice and Development Party.

Erdogan was born in Istanbul. His family has descended from Adjara Georgian immigrants who settled from Batumi to Rize. Erdgan spent his early childhood in Rize where his family had settled, before returning to Istanbul at the age of 13. After graduating from a religious high school Imam Hatip school he studied management at Marmara University's Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. Erdogan played semi-professional football in a local neighborhood club for 16 years.

He married Emine Erdogan on 4 July 1978 and they have two sons (Ahmet Burak, Necmeddin Bilal) and two daughters (Esra, Sumeyye).

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