Erdogan Calls Israel A "Terrorist State" After "Inhumane Attack" In Gaza

In response to the killing of 16 Palestinians by the Israeli army following clashes during a demonstration on March 30 on the Gaza-Israeli border, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused Israel of being a "terrorist state and occupier," and its army of "inhuman cruelty" in its crackdown on Palestinian protesters.

“Oppressor Israel and its army are only courageous against the oppressed in Gaza, Jerusalem, they are cowards when it comes to facing others,” Erdogan said at a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) congress in the southern province of Adana on April 1, addressing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu according to Turkey's Hurriyet.

“He says our soldiers are oppressing people in Afrin. Netanyahu, you are very weak, very poor. We [Turkey] are dealing with terrorists. But you are not concerned about terrorists because you are a terror state,” Erdoğan said. Calling the Israeli leader “an occupier” in Palestine, Erdogan said Netanyahu has no right to criticize Turkey.

“You are not popular. The step you took regarding Jerusalem at the United Nations is out in the open. The answer you received is out in the open. Stop bragging about owning nuclear weapons. The time may come when those weapons don’t work,” Erdoğan added.

"You are also a terrorist. History is recording what you have done to all those oppressed Palestinians,” Erdoğan said, adding that he believes Israelis too are disturbed by Netanyahu’s misdeeds.

Erdogan's harsh language came after tens of thousands of Palestinians marched to Gaza’s border with Israel on March 30; at least 16 were killed and hundreds injured when Israeli forces opened fire on protesters marking “Land Day.” Land Day is an annual Palestinian commemoration of the deaths of six Arab citizens of Israel killed by Israeli forces in 1976 during demonstrations over government land confiscations in northern Israel.

March 30’s rallies were the start of a six-week protest that culminates on May 15, the day the Palestinians call “Nakba,” or “the Catastrophe,” when Israel was founded.

“Israel will get trapped under the oppression it inflicts in Palestine. We will continue to support our Palestinian sisters and brothers in their rightful cause until the very end,” Erdogan wrote earlier Saturday on social media.

To be sure, Israel responded: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised his voice and hit back at Erdoğan shortly after the sharp criticism of Israel.

The most moral army in the world will not be lectured to on morality from someone who for years has been bombing civilians indiscriminately,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter.

Erdoğan said a total of 3,844 terrorists have been “neutralized” since the start of “Operation Olive Branch” in Syria’s Afrin region. “We will not stop until the last terrorist is wiped out from our region" he added. Turkey launched the sarcastically named "Operation Olive Branch" on Jan. 20 to clear Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militants from Afrin near Turkey’s border with Syria. As we reported recently, two weeks ago Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army and Turkish troops entered the town center of Afrin, which had been controlled by the YPG since 2012.

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Meanwhile, Reuters reported that on Sunday, Israel’s defense minister rejected calls for an inquiry into the killing of the 15 Palestinians by the IDF.

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.

A tense calm descended on Sunday on the border area, where hundreds of Palestinians, a fraction of the tens of thousands who initially turned out, remained in tent encampments along the fenced 65-km (40-mile) border.

Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli defense minister, rejected criticism of Israel’s actions, saying soldiers along the Gaza frontier “deserve a medal” and did what was necessary to protect the border. “As for a commission of inquiry - there won’t be one,” he told Israeli Army Radio.

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The good news, so to speak, as the generational animosity between Turkey and Israel shows no signs of abating, is that absolutely nothing has changed in the middle east, where relationships between the various states are shown in their simplified form on the following diagram.

Comments

interrupt J S Bach Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:55 Permalink

Do you do anything apart from spewing anti-semitic bile on ZH? Every fucking story, all hours of the day. I don't even want to imagine the horror of your life.

 

P.S.

I see down-votes on ZH as a badge of honour. This comments section is home to a toxic brew of nasty, inadequate individuals who resent anyone who succeeds in life. Which, by the way, is why you all hate Jews so much.

 

 

 

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beemasters gmrpeabody Sun, 04/01/2018 - 18:12 Permalink

Well, at least he is right and has the balls/integrity to stand with the Palestinians against their mighty but cowardly oppressor.
What Erdogan said was somewhat echoed in an excellent documentary (below) that someone here shared a few days ago... Israelis are only brave when it comes to attacking/bullying the weak (and captured on video too- around 11 mins into the video).

New Documentary-U.S. Veterans Witness Brutal Reality for Ahed Tamimi and Palestinians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXnnP15-A_Q

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Conscious Reviver 1.21 jigawatts Mon, 04/02/2018 - 04:10 Permalink

"You are not concerned about terrorists because you are a terror state,” Erdoğan 

Excellent stuff from President Erdoğan!!

Finally some truth telling on the big stage. 

Erdoğan was going to be thrown under the bus and killed for all the sins in Syria committed by the Zino-mob. 

For those who think the coup was faked, why would the CIA keep Erdoğan's CIA approved replacement on some upscale farm in Pennsylvania all these years? Look at it this way.  Trump is to Erdoğan as Pense is to Gullen. If the first guy won't play ball for some reason, his replacement who will, is waiting in the wings. 

But I digress.  Erdoğan is back to the way he was on the days of Marvi Marmara when he was talking truth to power. Free of the Zino occupation of his mind. 

Must see if you don't know about this. President Erdoğan walks off the Davos stage. Unprecedented at the time. 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=BuI-Q914lXI

 

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stiler beepbop Sun, 04/01/2018 - 19:10 Permalink

Institute of Biblicism is bunk and isms are of man not God. It says God was angry with the heathen who were at ease in Zechariah 1:15. At ease as they accuse Israel. There is something that the nations cannot see regarding Israel, bc Satan has blinded them. Paul said his brethren the jews were blinded by God just as he had been, when on the road to Damascus the scales fell from his spiritual eyes. God blinds the Jew through the stumbling block of the cross, but Satan blinds the heathen from understanding his hatred for them. Jesus will judge the nations for how they treated his brethren, Jews, during the tribulation that is coming. And the tribulation is itself a judgment against sin and if Israel is judged what will become of the nations.

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J S Bach interrupt Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:18 Permalink

interrupt...

Your avatar shows that you yourself are at peace with this world.  🤣

Actually, nothing I wrote in that last comment was "anti-semitic".  It was all based on proven truth.  So, if speaking the truth about your blessed Mossad is "anti-semitic", I guess I'm guilty as charged.  Oh... and I will happily continue to spew as much truth as I can about your holy pets.  So, when you see MY avatar, simply scroll down to the next comment - as I will yours.  Thank you - and have a blessed Easter.

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BlueDune interrupt Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:21 Permalink

Criticizing Israel or opposing Zionism are very different to being anti-Semitic.

Actually, Israel and Zionism are #1 threat to Jews world wide.

They are even considered to be sacrilegious among really observant Jews.

As a matter of fact, Zionism and antisemitism are tactical and even strategic partners, 

since their joint goal is to transfer Jews from all over the world - to Israel.

Ariel Sharon was an expert in enticing antisemitism and then calling for the Jews to "Make Aliah" 

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BigFatUglyBubble BlueDune Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:40 Permalink

"It would be an excellent idea to call in respectable, accredited anti-Semites as liquidators of property. To the people they would vouch for the fact that we do not wish to bring about the impoverishment of the countries that we leave. At first they must not be given large fees for this; otherwise we shall spoil our instruments and make them despicable as 'stooges of the Jews.' Later their fees will increase, and in the end we shall have only Gentile officials in the countries from which we have emigrated. The anti-Semites will become our most dependable friends, the anti-Semitic countries our allies." (The Complete Diaries of Theodor Herzl. Vol. 1, edited by Raphael Patai, translated by Harry Zohn, page 83-84)

http://www.truetorahjews.org/herzl

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HRClinton interrupt Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:57 Permalink

I agree that JS is turning into a 1-string guitar, but as for "Antisemite"...

Ashkis are only SELF-DECLARED Semites, not real Semites. Genetically they are of Turkic-Central_Asian origin. Kazarian.

The Palestinians are genuine Semites.

It's time to call things, people and groups by their correct names.

I'd wager that the terms Global/Imperialist Zionist or Global-Lust Ashki are faaaar more accurate, for they reflect the rapacious human appetite for fraud, theft and deceit, that has taken over the levers of power, influence and money.

I won't be duped, bullied or silenced by PR-minted weasel words.

Got clarity, got perspective? Keep it, or get some.

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