Erdogan addressing his supporters in Ankara, during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the 2016 attempted coup against his rule (Photo by Umit Bektas / Reuters)
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In light of Monday’s violence in the Gaza Strip during mass demonstrations held by Palestinians, Turkey has called an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to condemn Israel.

During a special session of the 57-member OIC on Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is rotating president of the organization, accused the Jewish state of “thuggery, violence and state terror,” drawing parallels between Israel’s suppression of Palestinian protesters and Nazi persecution of the Jews.

“The children of those who were subjected to all sorts of torture in concentration camps during World War II are now attacking Palestinians with methods that would put Nazis to shame,” he told Muslim leaders.

The Turkish president also lambasted the United States for endorsing Israel’s “occupation and apartheid policies” by transferring the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which he considers a “harbinger of a new operation against the Muslim world.” Erdogan went on to say that Washington had “Palestinian blood on its hands.”

The OIC members denounced Israeli forces’ use of violence against Palestinian protesters as “savage crimes” that were perpetrated “with the backing of the US administration, including through shielding the Israeli occupation in the UN Security Council from accountability.”

A total of 60 Palestinians have been killed and more than 2,400 injured during the clashes with Israeli Defense Forces as the Great March of Return turned violent following the US Embassy’s relocation from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In wake of the reported violence, Erdogan said that Ankara had decided to recall its ambassadors in Tel Aviv and Washington for consultations, having accused Israel of “state terror” and “genocide.” On Tuesday, Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador, Eitan Naeh, who, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was subjected to a “humiliating” security check at Istanbul airport.

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In retaliation, Israel asked the Turkish consul general in Jerusalem, Husnu Gurcan Turkoglu, who was tasked with establishing Ankara’s ties with the Palestinians, to leave the country “for a while.”

War of Words

Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged accusations over the violence in the Gaza Strip, with the Turkish president calling his Israeli counterpart “the PM of an apartheid state,” who “has the blood of Palestinians on his hands.”

Netanyahu is the PM of an apartheid state that has occupied a defenseless people’s lands for 60+ yrs in violation of UN resolutions.

He has the blood of Palestinians on his hands and can’t cover up crimes by attacking Turkey.

Netanyahu, in turn, slammed Erdogan for the “occupation of northern Cyprus” and “invading Syria.”

“A man who sends thousands of Turkish soldiers to hold the occupation of northern Cyprus and invades Syria will not preach to us when we defend ourselves from an attempt by Hamas. A man whose hands are stained with the blood of countless Kurdish citizens in Turkey and Syria is the last to preach to us about combat ethics,” Netanyahu tweeted.

Erdogan is among Hamas’s biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he well understands terrorism and slaughter. I suggest that he not preach morality to us

Back in 2010, diplomatic relations between the two states were marred by an Israeli naval raid on the Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara aid ship attempting to breach the blockade of the Gaza Strip. In the incident, Israeli naval commandos killed nine Turkish activists that allegedly attacked them on board the ship.

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Then-Prime Minister Erdogan sharply criticized the raid as a “bloody massacre” and “state terrorism,” demanding Tel Aviv apologize, pay compensation to the families of those deceased and lift the Gaza blockade.

In 2013, Netanyahu voiced regret over the deadly incident to Erdogan; in September 2016, Israel paid $20 million in compensation to the families of the victims as part of an agreement reached in August, which contributed to the improvement of bilateral relations after a six-year-long diplomatic crisis.

Source: Sputnik

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He’s just being a turk, trying to obfuscate his crimes by blaming them on others. Erdogan is our generation’s Hitler. Turks are our generation’s Nazis.

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Erdogan and Netanyahu are the two faces of the same coin.

p.s. The head of the Turkey, a state that has committed dozens of genocides on the Balkan, in Anatolia and Arabia should choose different words. 60 regrettable deaths can not be compared to Nazi or Turkish crimes and genocides.

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Sperm daler at least erdogan is man enough to stand against Zionist Israel and not like your so called leaders in Iran and Syria who doesn’t even say a word about the current situation in Gaza you retard

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Merdogane, Mohamerde smell the s**t as all muslims when they raise their asses to the sky for their merchant God Khallah, for centuries Jerusalem smelled the s**t, now it will be cleansed. looooooooooooool

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LOL, Stern is neither Iranian, nor Syrian, We’re both from Dar-al-Kuffar, LOL! We’re all a team in what ya call ‘the House of War’, Zionists are with us, we are the Crusaders, and pope Francesco will not be able to do like pope Alexander-IV when he forbid us to ally with Hulagu Khan. The Crusader’R’Us franchise will is so teaming with the Zionists and Putin-Khan… “If any of you take them [Jews and Christians] as allies, then surely he is one of them” says your pseudo-religious book… So, as Assad and the Iranians take Putin-Khan as an ally… They’re surely… Read more »

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Well, Erdogan is ISIS, if that’s what you mean. I guess you support him?

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Abn Zemmel & Cawa, I have no leaders that are Mohammedan, neither Sunni nor Shia, You and they are munafiqun. A Mohammedan is someone who rejoiced when the nations of the book suffered by the hands of the ghazi. Now that the day of retribution has come, he weeps and asks for humanitarian acts and aid from the people whom he and his murderer associates wanted dead. Good will not know him and his and the Lord will not know any of them on the 1st day. Nor shall we. p.s. In 1948 the Arab league consisted of 6 nations.… Read more »

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Stern Daler : On may 14th, a Hamas leader said they lost 50 “fighters” since the start of the so-called “Return march”. On May 15th, Islamic Jihad published a mourning page for their 3 fighters lost the previous day on the march
=> At least 53 fighters on 60 killed…
Errr, fighters trying to cross EU border fence…
I don’t think our armies would shoot with rubber bullets…
And we would applaud our militaries to have repelled invaders
😉

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@Daeshbags Sux, Hamas knows no all out war/ totalen Krieg. If they had EU for their neighbours they’d be dead by now.

Not we – they are Kaffern. A word my ancestors picked up when they were neighbours to Muslims and had Muslim soldiers called Askari commanded by Effendis. In the lands the Entente stole in WW I.

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Well, if Gaza was suddenly replacing Luxembourg or Andorra, I don’t give Hamas one week before them learning what all-out war means and how Israelis are nice and use a restraint and nobody will give a fück how they might wine in the MSM or at the UN, any way, we’d jam all communications, including satellite ones, so nothing would filter. They probably never heard how our Foreign Legion works too… IMHO, in a case like Gaza, we’d simply put the Legion in charge. Few know about them, let’s say that Arnie clearly patterned the Terminator character on a Legionary!… Read more »

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At least with what he said Merdogane is comforting the jews, you suffered by the “beast” as the palestinians, you are equal to them.

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ROFL, says the leader of the country that did the 1st genocide of XXth century, killing 2.3 millions (Armenians, Greeks, Kurds, etc etc) On the around 60 killed up to May 14, Hamas recognised 50 were Hamas fighters. 3 guys were killed on May 14 and were mourned on Islamic Jihad website, showing them as their fighters, wearing camo combat fatigues!!! If we consider Nazi persecutions on Jews, the Treblinka death camp ALONE gassed and cremated 2,000 people a day, using a T-34 tank’s engine (carbon monoxide) instead of Zyklon-B and there were many other death camps… It’s take just… Read more »

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I forgot : since at the date of May 14th, Hamas acknoweldged they lost 50 fighters in the affair, and Islamic Jihad said they lost 3, Erdogan just missed another opportunity to keep his mouth shut and so ends ridiculing himself once again! So did Almasdar, thanks to Robert Inlakesh not even taking a look at Hamas and I.J. communiqués! So, again, but any one following events for long knows it : IDF strictly follows the Hague convention thus doesn’t assassinates civilians… Sometimes, it may happen that an IDF fighter murders a civilians, but he ends jailed for murder, usually… Read more »