“O Hitler and the Nazis of our time are the murderers who killed more than 15,000 children in Gaza. Netanyahu, like the criminals before him, shamefully left his name in history as the butcher of Gaza,” Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara.

“No one can expect us to remain silent in the face of genocide”, added the Turkish head of state, who insisted that, for Turkey, the Islamist organization Hamas is not a terrorist group, but rather “the Palestinian national resistance”.

In reaction, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz stated that Erdogan is “embarrassing the Turkish people”.

“Get back to reality and stop dragging Turkey into dark places: you are embarrassing Atatürk’s legacy and the Turkish people!” Katz wrote on his X account, in response to Erdogan’s attacks on Netanyahu.

For the Israeli minister, Erdogan “dreams of the reestablishment of the Ottoman Empire and today continues to attack and slander Israel”.

The Turkish President received in Istanbul last weekend the political leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniye, whose organization is classified as terrorist by the European Union, the United States and Israel.

Erdogan accused Israel of “mercilessly killing” 35,000 Gazans since October 7, the date it launched an offensive on the Gaza Strip following a terrorist attack by the Islamist group Hamas on Israeli territory that killed around 1,200 people and made 250 hostages.

The Turkish leader has criticized Israel since the start of the war and, on March 5, accused Netanyahu’s government of committing “genocide against the Palestinian people” in the Gaza Strip and compared the prime minister, on several occasions, to the Nazi dictator. Adolf Hitler.

Israel recalled its ambassador to Ankara last October, after Erdogan compared the situation in Gaza to the Holocaust, and Turkey recalled its ambassador to Tel Aviv for consultations in November.

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