BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated on Sunday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s critical comments of him were hypocritical.
“Erdoğan is the voice of the oppressed, you [Netanyahu] are the voice of the persecutors. You are cruel!” he said at an opening ceremony in Istanbul, as quoted by Yeni Safak.
“You are conducting state terror, your police detain women and children by kicking and dragging them,” he added.
Prior to Erdogan’s comments, the Turkish Foreign Minister took to Twitter to call the Israeli Prime Minister a “cold-blooded killer.”