Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told his country’s parliament on Wednesday that “Israel will soon be destroyed.” “Right now, I am openly saying with clear conscience that Israel is a terrorist state.” (And why, pray tell, is Turkey still a member of NATO?)
Jewish Press (h/t Georgina D) Not surprisingly, Erdogan’s remarks, like this one, “Hamas is not a terrorist organization, but a liberation group that struggles to protect its lands and citizens” went largely unreported by the sharai-compliant media in the West.
“Hey Israel: You have an atomic bomb, a nuclear bomb. And you are making threats with this. We know this. And your end is near,” said Erdoğan. “You can have as many nuclear bombs as you want, but you’re on your way out,” he added. Turkish lawmakers responded to the message with a thunderous standing ovation.
On Friday, Erdoğan suggested that Germany’s support for Israel in its war against Hamas was due to guilt over the Holocaust. “Those who feel indebted to Israel cannot speak freely. We did not go through the Holocaust process, we don’t have such a situation, because our respect for humanity is different,” added the Turkish leader.
Ahead of Erdoğan’s visit to Berlin, German leader Scholz had described Ankara’s accusations of fascism against Israel as “absurd.”
Following Erdogan’s speech, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Turkish president of being the one who “supports the terror state of Hamas.”