The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted a statement on his personal Twitter account on Saturday night accusing the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the Turkish occupation of the northern part of Cyprus, calling him an ”occupier”.
Erdogan – the occupier of northern Cyprus, whose army massacres women and children in Kurdish villages, inside and outside Turkey – should not preach to Israel.
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) December 22, 2018
The Israeli Premier added that Turkey kills innocent Kurdish children both inside the Turkish territory and outside of it in Syria.
Ibrahim Kalin, the spokesperson for the Turkish President replied to the Israeli Premier saying that Israel ”should end the lawless occupation of Palestinian lands and the brutal oppression of Palestinian people”.
Instead of begging President Erdoğan not to speak out the truth, @netanyahu should end the lawless occupation of Palestinian lands and the brutal oppression of Palestinian people. Bashing Erdoğan or using Kurds as a political chip will not save him from his domestic troubles. https://t.co/I6YdwDP2v4
— Ibrahim Kalin (@ikalin1) December 23, 2018
The relations between Turkey and Israel have been tense and lacking cordiality for many years now. The rhetoric between the two nations has been equally splenetic.