Gaza-Israel violence: Netanyahu and Erdogan in war of words


The two leaders have a history of mutual antipathy. REUTERS/EPA
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have traded barbs over deadly clashes on the Gaza border.

BBC News

Sixteen Palestinians were killed on Friday after Israeli soldiers opened fire on some violent demonstrators.

President Erdogan accused Mr Netanyahu of being „a terrorist“ on Sunday.

It came after Mr Netanyahu rejected Ankara’s „moral lessons“ and accused Turkey of indiscriminately bombing civilians in its actions abroad.

„The most moral army in the world will not be lectured to on morality from someone who for years has been bombing civilians indiscriminately,“ the Israeli leader said on Twitter.

„Apparently this is how they mark April 1 in Ankara,“ he added, in reference to April’s Fools Day.

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