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Netanyahu is “a cold-blooded killer” says Turkish FM 

Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, has criticised Israel of its “lawless occupation” of Palestinian territory after Netanyahu criticised Turkey’s war against YPG and PKK terrorists. [1]

Cavusoglu, in a Twitter statement on Sunday, labelled Netanyahu “a cold-blooded killer of modern times” and that the prime minister was “responsible for massacres of thousands of innocent Palestinians.” [2]

Netanyahu had earlier criticised Turkey’s military campaign against Kurdish militant groups within Turkey and Syria, accusing Erdoğan of massacring Kurdish civilians.

“Erdoğan – the occupier of Northern Cyprus, whose army massacres women and children in Kurdish villages, inside and outside Turkey – should not preach to Israel” the Israeli PM said on Twitter. [3]

In response, Erdoğan’s chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin hit out at Netanyahu, demanding an end to the military occupation and accusing him of attacking Turkey to distract Israel of his domestic issues.

“Instead of begging President Erdoğan not to speak out the truth, @netanyahu should end the lawless occupation of Palestinian lands and the brutal oppression of Palestinian people” Kalin said, adding that “Bashing Erdoğan or using Kurds as a political chip will not save him from his domestic troubles.” [4]

In response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criticism, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said:

“Netanyahu, you knocked on the wrong door. Erdoğan is the voice of the oppressed, you [Netanyahu] are the voice of the oppressors. You conduced state terrorism! Your police detain women and children by kicking and dragging them.”

Turkey is the voice of the oppressed, Erdoğan says to Israel's Netanyahu

Turkey is the voice of the oppressed, Erdoğan says to Israel's Netanyahuhttps://www.yenisafak.com/en/video-gallery/news/turkey-is-the-voice-of-the-oppressed-erdogan-says-to-israels-netanyahu-2198794

Posted by Yeni Şafak on Sunday, 23 December 2018


Turkish-Israeli relations have been strained for a number years, especially after Israeli commandos in 2010 raided a Turkish aid flotilla destined for the Gaza Strip and killed ten Turkish aid volunteers and injuring many others.

In April, Erdoğan ordered the Israeli ambassador in Ankara to leave the country after the mass killings of Palestinian protesters at the hands of Israeli snipers at the Gaza-Israel border.

Source: www.islam21c.com


[1] https://twitter.com/MevlutCavusoglu/status/1076769244329721856

[2] https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/turkey-fm-labels-netanyahu-cold-blooded-killer-181223094053648.html

[3] https://twitter.com/netanyahu/status/1076553913065705475

[4] https://twitter.com/ikalin1/status/1076738970455863296

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