WILD TURKEY: Erdogan Labels Israel A ‘Terror State’; Netanyahu Says He Is Hamas’s Biggest Supporter

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues his anti-Israel diatribe, calling Israel a “terror state” a day after IDF soldiers prevented tens of thousands of violent Gazan protestors from trying to breach the border fence with Israel. According to reports from Gaza, 59 people were killed and at least 1,200 injured in violent border clashes initiated by Hamas on Monday.

In his reference to the events along the Gaza border, the Turkish leader used the word “genocide.” Turkey on Monday night also announced that it was recalling its ambassadors from both the United States and Israel for “consultations”.

Thousands of people took part in a protest in Istanbul against the United States following the ceremony marking the re-location of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, undermining PA claims that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.

In his interview with Bloomberg News, Erdogan explained “Two people are responsible” for recent events, pointing the finger of blame at President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Seeking to fuel the anti-Israel sentiment, Erdogan has called for an urgent meeting of the 57 states which comprise the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which happens to be chaired by Turkey. He vowed that Islamic leaders would not permit the loss of Jerusalem, vowing to remain at the side of “our Palestinian brothers”.

Turkey’s Prime Minister, Binali Yıldırım, referred to Israel’s actions as “a cowardly massacre”. He too criticized the decision to move the US embassy, accusing the United State of “flaunting international law”.

In response to Erdogan’s comments, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said, “Erdogan is among Hamas’ biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he well understands terrorism and slaughter. I suggest that he not preach morality to us.”

Some other reactions to the Gaza violence includes South Africa; which has recalled its ambassador from Tel Aviv to “explain the situation”. Ireland’s state radio has called for an “independent international probe headed by the United Nations” into the Gaza violence and deaths, while Australia on the other hand blames the deaths on Hamas.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

5 COMMENTS

  1. “Ireland has called for an ‘independent’ international probe headed by the United Nations. ” Why spend money unnecessarily – we can get the same “independent” probe by asking the Palestinian Authority or Hamas to open their own investigation and let us know their findings!

  2. Every time Er”dog”an opens his mouth with such diatribes, Netanyahu or some Israeli govt spokesperson should respond with a condemnation of Turkey’s atrocities and suppression of the Kurdish people. The Kurds are the largest nationality in the world without their own country.

  3. Why is it that Ireland and Turkey, two nations whose whole national psyche is soaked with blood, have been the first to moan about the poor Pals killed while trying to breach the border?

  4. Pathetic. Turkey, in recent history, has jumped at accusing Israel of genocidal acts against Palestinians and then months later crawling back to Israel to ask forgiveness and admitting the truth. Foolish country. Foolish leader. I have no sympathy for them.