Last updated: 23 April, 2013

Turkish prime minister will go to Gaza despite US delay call

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he would go ahead with a scheduled trip to the Gaza Strip in May despite US calls to delay the visit.

“There is no question of delaying this trip,” Erdogan said on Turkish television. Washington had urged Erdogan to postpone visiting the impoverished Palestinian territory, saying it would be a “distraction” from US efforts to revive the moribund Middle East peace process.