Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Wednesday that Israel is a “terror state” backed by the West which will soon face its end despite threatening to use nuclear weapons against its enemies.
“Israel, you have an atomic bomb, a nuclear bomb, and you are making threats with this. We know this, and your end is approaching,” Erdogan said in a speech to members of his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in parliament in Ankara.
🇹🇷 ERDOGAN: “Hey Israel, you have a nuclear bomb and you are threatening with this. We know this. Your end is nigh, anyway, whether you have nuclear weapons or not. You’re on your way out.” pic.twitter.com/CuEJsLWNwD
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Erdogan went on to condemn Israel for carrying out “massacres” against Palestinians in Gaza in its campaign to destroy Hamas.
“You will not find any other state or army in the world (other than Israel) that bombs cities day and night with its warplanes to kill only children; that sets hospitals, places of worship, schools, marketplaces, buildings, streets on fire. A state that continues this inhumane act with its tanks, artillery and weapons,” Erdogan said.
“This picture alone is enough to show that the aim here is not self-defense, but savagery to commit the premeditated act of crime against humanity,” he said. “With the savagery of bombing the civilians it forced out of their homes while they are relocating, it is literally employing state terrorism. I say clearly that Israel is a terror state.”