Turkey and ‘Israel’ expelled each other’s senior diplomats on Tuesday in a dispute over the killing by Israeli occupation forces of 62 Palestinians a day earlier during protests on the Gaza border.
Turkey told the Zionist ambassador to leave the country on Tuesday after Israeli occupation forces killed 62 Palestinians during protests on the Gaza border against the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.
“The Israeli ambassador was told that our envoy to ‘Israel’ was called back for consultations, and was informed that it would be appropriate for him to go back to his country for some time,” a Turkish Foreign Ministry source said.
Hours later Israel’s Foreign Ministry said the Turkish Consul-General in Jerusalem had been summoned and told to return to Turkey “for consultations for a period of time.”
The Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Twitter Erdogan was in no position to “preach morality to us” because he ‘supported the Palestinian movement Hamas’ which rules Gaza.
“There is no doubt he well understands terrorism and slaughter,” Netanyahu tweeted.
Erdogan tweeted back that Netanyahu was the leader of “an apartheid state that has occupied a defenseless people’s lands for 60+ years in violation of U.N. resolutions”, adding that he was criticizing Turkey to deflect attention.