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Turkey condemns Israeli ground incursion

Ankara slams Israel for opening a ground war in Gaza despite worldwide calls for an immediate end to the military operation in the strip.

Turkey's Foreign Ministry expressed its concerns about the Israeli ground incursion into the Gaza Strip and urged Tel Aviv to cease fire.

"We condemn and find it unacceptable that Israel has begun a ground operation (in Gaza) in spite of the warnings and reactions from the international community," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

Ankara, which had earlier condemned Israeli air strikes on Gaza, added that "it is obvious that escalating the tension will not benefit anyone."

The ministry also urged the United Nations to take necessary actions to bring the situation under control.

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council, in its third meeting since the conflict erupted, failed to pass a resolution that would have required

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Added: Jan-4-2009 
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