Erdoğan lashes out at Israeli PM over tweet
Speaking at a mass opening ceremony in Istanbul’s Arnavutköy district, Turkish president said: “Erdoğan is the voice of oppressed and you [Benjamin Netanyahu] are the voice of oppressors. You are conducting state terrorism.”
He went on to say: “Israel has no right to accuse anyone without accounting for its own sins, crimes against humanity, massacres and destruction.”
On Dec. 23, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his Twitter account, attacked the Turkish president over Turkey’s counter-terror operation and Cyprus issues.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called the Israeli premier “a cold-blooded killer of modern times”.
On his official Twitter account Çavuşoğlu wrote: “The occupier which kicks people lying on the ground is easily offended: Netanyahu is a cold-blooded killer of modern times, responsible for massacres of thousands of innocent Palestinians, bombing children on beaches.”
“Accused of fraud in investigations carried out in Israel, Benjamin
Netanyahu is trying to manipulate the international community,” Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) spokesman Ömer Çelik also said in a tweet.
Çelik said that Netanyahu is “disturbed” by Erdoğan’s remarks in favor of humanity and oppressed people.
The spokesman emphasized that Turkey will continue to speak up against Israel’s unjust actions against the oppressed Palestinians and its practices that violate international law.