Prime Minister Erdogan to return award given by American Jewish Congress

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Turkey's ambassador to Washington has written a letter to the American Jewish Congress after the organization asked Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to return an award he was given in 2004, saying the leader would be "glad" to return the honor, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Prime Minister Erdogan will return the award given in 2004," said the letter from Ambassador Serdar Kilic.

The president of the American Jewish Congress, Jack Rosen, penned an open letter to Erdogan on July 24, asking him to return the award it gave him in 2004 and accusing the Turkish leader of "dangerous rhetoric".

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