Just to show that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hatred for Israel is nothing new, take a look at this diatribe from 2010, in which he condemned Israel for defending itself during the now infamous flotilla blockade days earlier. Despite IDF video that vindicated the Israelis, Erdogan accused them of lying.
Fast forward to the present day and it shouldn’t be all that surprising to hear that Erdogan is doubling down on his accusations that Israel is guilty of genocide when it’s simply acting in self-defense. Keep in mind as you read Erdogan’s words from today, that U.S. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland would not condemn similar rhetoric from Erdogan one day earlier.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” in Gaza.
“Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this region and violating international law,”
Erdogan said, “It is occupying the Palestinian territory step by step.”
Perhaps he still harbors some resentment over what he likely believes was a losing battle with a Jewish horse: