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Turkey's EU minister slams New York Times Gaza coverage

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Turkish EU Minister Omer Celik on Tuesday criticized New York Times' coverage of the events in Palestine.

"New York Times says 'Dozens of Palestinians have died in protests'. It is dirty language. It is fictionalized to cover the truth. Right language: 'Dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers on purpose," Celik tweeted.  

On May 14, New York Times tweeted: "Dozens of Palestinians have died in protests as the U.S. prepares to open its Jerusalem Embassy" drawing condemnation on social media.

At least 61 Palestinian demonstrators were martyred and thousands more injured by Israeli forces on Monday.

Thousands of Palestinians have gathered on Gaza Strip’s eastern border since Monday morning to take part in demonstrations aimed to commemorate the Nakba anniversary and protest relocating of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 

The rallies will culminate on Tuesday, May 15, the 70th anniversary of Israel's establishment -- an event Palestinians refer to as the "Nakba" or "the Catastrophe".

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