Sunday, December 23, 2018

Netanyahu: Erdogan Is 'Antisemitic Dictator' - War Of Words Heats Up

Netanyahu calls Erdogan an antisemitic dictator as war of words heats up

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is an ‘antisemitic dictator” charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the war of words that erupted between the two countries over the weekend, hit a fevered pitch on Sunday.

“He has an obsession with Israel,” Netanyahu said of the Turkish leader.

“He knows what a moral army is and knows what real democracy is, as opposed to an army that massacred women and children in Kurdish villages. Unfortunately is country becoming more and more of a dictatorship day by day,” Netanyahu said.

He quipped sarcastically that his ties with Erdogan have improved, because  he used to attack him every two hours and now it is only every six.

In a series of tweets in both Turkish and English, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu repeated a number of accusations against Israel, that were first made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday as he spoke to a youth conference.

Cavusoglu also personally attacked Netanyahu.

"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." 

Attached to his tweet were photographs a number of photographs, including one that showed a Palestinian man blindfolded in Israeli custody, a bloody shroud wrapped corpse, a man in a wheel chair protesting at the Gaza fence, and an old photo of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi with her fist raised at IDF soldiers.

Erdogan’s spokesperson tweeted, “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. Bashing Erdoğan or using Kurds as a political chip will not save him from his domestic troubles.”

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