Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on December 23 said the Israeli prime minister is heading “state terror”, responding to his tweet attacking the Turkish president.
Speaking at a mass opening ceremony in Istanbul’s Arnavutkoy district, Turkish president said: “Erdogan 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 December 23, Benjamin Netanyahu, on his Twitter account, attacked the Turkish president over Turkey’s counter-terror operation and Cyprus issues.
Foreign Minister Mevlut Chavushoghlu called the Israeli premier “a cold-blooded killer of modern times”.
On his official Twitter account Chavushogglu 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.
Chelik 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.