Clinton (L) with Erdogan (Photo: AFP)
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An Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear installations would cause an "apocalypse," Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told CNN's Christiane Amanpour.
During the interview in Istanbul, Erdogan said there was a "very null probability" that Israel will launch a go-it-alone strike in Iran, which he claimed could cause an apocalypse in the entire region.
"But I'm sure that I don't want to see anything like that happening in the region because in this day and age, that region needs peace and prosperity and stability," the Turkish leader told Amanpour.
CNN published excerpts from the interview on Wednesday.
Erdogan criticized the US over its "lacking of initiative" on Syria. "Maybe it's because of the elections - maybe it's because of the pre-election situation in the States. (That) might be the root cause of the lacking of initiative. Nobody has spoken to us about their reasons, and they are not obliged to state anything," he said through a translator. "We are very thankful and pleased they have stated that they're against this (Assad) regime."
Asked by CNN whether he was surprised the US is not offering anything but "nonlethal support" to the opposition, Erdogan said "right now, there are certain things being expected from the United States. The United States had not yet catered to those expectations."
On Wednesday Erdogan said that President Bashar Assad had created a "terrorist state" in Syria and voiced further frustration at the lack of international consensus over the chaos there.
"The massacres in Syria that gain strength from the international community's indifference are continuing to increase," he told a meeting of his ruling AK Party. "The regime in Syria has now become a terrorist state."
Source: Ynet News