Dec 23, 2018 14:08 Asia/Tehran
  • Turkish presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın
    Turkish presidential spokesman İbrahim Kalın

Turkey’s presidential spokesperson said that Israeli PM is dismayed and disturbed by Erdoğan's remarks on humanity.

Iran Press/ Asia: Ibrahim Kalın on Sunday said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is 'dismayed' by the remarks made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in relation to crimes against humanity and the oppressed people of Palestine, Yeni Şafak newspaper reported.

"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," Kalın said on Twitter.

"Bashing Erdoğan or using Kurds as a political chip will not save him from his domestic troubles," he continued.

Netanyahu on Dec. 22 posted a tweet citing Erdogan and said "the occupier of Northern Cyprus, whose army massacres women and children in Kurdish villages, inside and outside Turkey – should not preach to Israel."

Netanyahu's tweet came after President Erdogan's remarks during a youth program in Turkey's Western city of Izmir where he said "do not kick your enemy who fell, you are not Jews. In Israel, they kick men, actually, Jews kick not only men but also women and even children who fell on the ground."

The political tensions between Ankara and Tel Aviv have repeatedly escalated over a number of issues, including Israel's occupation of Palestine.  

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