Erdogan calls Netanyahu ‘terrorist’ and ‘ invader’ after Gaza deaths

erdogan 04 15ISTANBUL – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu a “terrorist” on Sunday, escalating an exchange of insults that started after he criticized Israel’s lethal military response to a demonstration on the Gazan border.

Israel has defended the killing of 15 Palestinians during Friday’s demonstration and Netanyahu tweeted that the Israeli army “will not be lectured by those who have indiscriminately bombed civilian populations for years”, referring to Turkey.

 Erdogan told supporters on Sunday: “We don’t have the shame of invading on us, Netanyahu. You are an invader and right now are present in those lands as an invader. At the same time, you are a terrorist.”


In another speech he said: “You are a terrorist state. It is known what you have done in Gaza and what you have done in Jerusalem. You have no one that likes you in the world.”

In a later tweet, Netanyahu said: “Erdogan is not accustomed to being answered back to, but he should start getting used to it. He who occupies northern Cyprus, encroaches on Kurdish territory and massacres civilians in Afrin cannot preach to us on values and morals.”

Israel’s defense minister has rejected calls for an inquiry into Friday’s events.

Hamas, the dominant Palestinian group in Gaza, said five of the dead were members of its armed wing. Israel said eight of the 15 belonged to Hamas, designated a terrorist group by Israel and the West, and two others came from other militant factions.

 

REUTERS

  • Danny Farah

    Look who is talking.. Turkey been invading nations for hundreds of years. THey killed 10’s of thousands of Christians in Lebanon. Genocide against Armenians and now kurds. you align yourself with Daesh. you are no different than the jewish state. so shut the hell up you stupid ass monkey. you are nothing but a dictator and killed over 20000 people every time there is rebellions against your regime.

    • Y K

      An (almost) sane comment, the rambling style aside.

  • Niemals

    A lot of baloney words about “We don’t have the shame of invading…” and so on.

    Is this video a proof of provocation?
    Interesting is the fact that no one reacted to the scenes of the violence video…
    http://disq.us/p/1rerffo

  • Niemals

    Lost their homes as a result of the Turkish invasion, not because of ISIS or the #Syria war, but because of #Erdogan and #Turkey.
    https://twitter.com/OnlineMagazin/status/980757834068582400