Violent clashes have erupted between Turkish riot police and thousands of angry protesters who attempted to enter Israel’s diplomatic missions in Ankara and Istanbul.
This comes as thousands of protesters also marched on the Israeli embassy in the capital Ankara to condemn Israel’s killing of Gazan civilians.
Sources say the protesters removed the Israeli flag from the building and replaced it with the Palestinian and Turkish flags.
The angry demonstrators were protesting Tel Aviv regime’s ongoing war on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israeli authorities of seeking systematic genocide of the Palestinians.
Erdogan said the world has been witnessing similar acts by Israel on a daily basis since its creation in 1948. He condemned the Western countries for remaining silent on the Israeli crimes in the holy month of Ramadan.
Following the latest protest rallies in Ankara and Istanbul, Tel Aviv has announced it will reduce its diplomatic presence in Turkey.