Netanyahu: I’m Not Going to Be Lectured to By Erdogan, Who Bombs Kurdish Villagers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to the crowd as he goes to Minority School in the northeastern Greek town of Komotini, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Erdogan met Friday with members of Greece’s Muslim minority on the second day of a visit to the country that saw tensions in bilateral …
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The Times of Israel reports:  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a sharp rebuttal to the most recent anti-Israel tirade by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan – who is emerging as one of the main voices in the Islamic world trying to stir passions over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – on Sunday called Israel a “terrorist state.” According to the Hurriyet Daily News website, Erdogan, speaking at a meeting of his AKP Party in the central Anatolian province of Sivas, charged Israel with using “disproportionate” force against Palestinians protesting Trump’s declaration and declared Israel an “oppressive, occupation state.”

Netanyahu, who has made it a general practice of refraining from responding to Erdogan’s anti-Israel rhetoric, shot back this time at a press conference in Paris alongside French President Emmanuel Macron.

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