Erdogan Accuses Israel of Genocide

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ANKARA (UPI)—Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of state terrorism and genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.

Addressing Parliament, Erdogan accused Israel of committing a slow but systematic massacre that he said started at the beginning of the 20th century, the Hurriyet Daily News reported Wednesday.

Erdogan’s comments Tuesday came in response to the latest round of violence in which hundreds of rockets were fired at civilian targets in southern Israel from the Gaza Strip and 26 Palestinians, the majority terrorists, were killed in retaliatory airstrikes.

“I am repeating my calls to Israel to end its inhuman attacks against Gaza and the Palestinian territories,” the paper quoted him as saying.

Erdogan also called on local media to refer to the Palestinians fighting against Israel as “resisters” and not terrorists or militants, because their only aim is to defend themselves against Israeli forces, the paper said.

Relations between the two countries have deteriorated since an Israeli commando raid on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara participating in a flotilla in May 2010 that killed Turkish activists attempting to end the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.

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  1. Harry said:

    HERE WE GO AGAIN,

    Somebody must explain the definition of Genocide to this stupid Muslim Extremest P.M of Turkey.

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of state terrorism and genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.
    Addressing Parliament, Erdogan accused Israel of committing a slow but systematic massacre that he said started at the beginning of the 20th century, the Hurriyet Daily News reported Wednesday.

    Erdogan’s comments Tuesday came in response to the latest round of violence in which hundreds of rockets were fired at civilian targets in southern Israel from the Gaza Strip and 26 Palestinians, the majority terrorists, were killed in retaliatory airstrikes. So, Erdoghan calls this Genocide.

    Now I’ll say this. Hey Esheg Ghafa Stupid and uneducated brainless P.M of Turkey, if you’re accusing Israel of state terrorism, committing Genocide for killing 26 Terrorists, then what do you call your Half Mongolian and Half Wolf Grand fathers when they massacred more than 1,500,000 Innocent Armenians mostly women and children and evacuated another 750,000 from their homeland where they lived there for more than 4,000 years. YOU SHOULD BE THE LAST PERSON ON THE FACE OF THE WORLD TO ACCUSE ISRAEL COMMITTING GENOCIDE.

  2. keccehayastan said:

    Haha.. again!?

    Btw, Erdogan, why is Armenian resistance to Ottoman oppression “terrorism”?

    Filthy hypocrite.

  3. Alex Postallian said:

    Is it my imagination,evertime I see erogotz,devitugly,bigass,they remind me of the monkeys cage ,at the zoo.If I possessed those faces,I would hide.When your that STUPID,you have no shame.

  4. zareh said:

    The ultimate hypocrisy from the leader of the first country who committed Genocide.
    We live in a matrix warped world.

  5. parsik said:

    all armenians beware of this dirty game, the wolf is calling for sheep to stay in the pack , to eat away the grass and turn the grond like Negava desert, behold that what we are is the grass, Armenian grassroots on Armenian Highlands!

  6. Stefan said:

    Has Erdogan ever heard of the saying

    “People Who Live In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones”

    And in his case the glass house in a nation called turkey built on the blood and misery of over 5M Christians that were butchered from 1800’s till 1974 including the massacres in Cypres.

    So Mr Erdogan, here is another one,
    “Dont compalin about the smell of someones backyard, when the stench in your own is overwhealming”

  7. Haik Azad said:

    Well,Mad dog an effendi is terminally ill and he can afford to talk turkey prior to his final journey to the place that never freezes,but maybe it will,when the turk finally arrives there.It doesnt matter at all what the sicko allahtan says about terrorism or anything else on the matter-the turks can get away with any mass murder,crimes against humanity,ethnic cleansing and any crime one can think of as long as they have the demockratic west,including its haigagan taxpayers supporting them 1000%.

  8. gary_s said:

    Funny that Turkey is claiming another country with genocide! Look in the mirror Turkey!

  9. freakshow said:

    Oddly, he’s not accusing them of any misdeeds from the sale of arms to Azerbaijan for potential use on Armenians settled in Karabagh.

  10. Bedros said:

    The same genocide your ancestors committed against Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks and the same genocide your goons are now committing against the Kurds.

    Turkish hypocrisy is second to none.

  11. Garen Mailyan said:

    Look, who is speaking about genocide? Funny. This is good, since it creates space for Armenian-Jewish cooperation in diasporas and between homelands.

  12. Aram said:

    Bravo Prime Minister Erdogan, you are right about Israel vis a vis the Palestinians.after all, you are an exemplary Genocide denier.

  13. John Markarian said:

    Funny that Turkey who has had the world’s worst human rights record is criticizing Israel. What Israel has done is very wrong but he should be the last person to be criticizing anyone is Turkey.The Turks are massacring the Kurds as we speak . The Turks are secretly supplying the Syrian rebels with weapons that is leading to all this bloodshed in Syria. The Turks helped engineer this civil war in Syria along with certain Western powers.

  14. Sylva-MD-Poetry said:

    Mr Erdugan,
    Where you were before
    When your famous great grandfather peer hanged
    The palestinian literates…with 18 Arab friends
    on May 6, 1916 in El-Burj in Beirut (later named ‘Martyr Square’)
    The writer Ali Al-Nashashibi was one of them
    After he was hanged his sister Nuzha
    Thrived for seven years by drinking milk only.

    Sylva

  15. John Ahmaranian said:

    Was it Israel who killed so many Bulgarians, Greeks, Kurds, Serbs and 1,500,000 Armenians?
    Every derivative of the verb occidere (to kill) apply to the Turks: Culturecide, genocide, ethnocide. “The throne of Abdul Hamid II, wrote an Ottoman newspaper, is built on Armenian, Greeck and Bulgarian bones.

    Erdogan is criticizing Israel! Look who is talking!

  16. George said:

    Do not believe, this is to gain Arab world’s sympathy pretending Turkey’s animosity with Israel, ha..ha…ha…

  17. Raffi said:

    Where was PM Erdoghan in the late19th and early 20th centuries? Let him go back to his nation’s history, and it’ enough to pretend to be the father of the arab world. Turks are not Arabs.

  18. levon sanosyan said:

    Dear readers: Do you see this man Erdogan zigzaging from one side to another like a snake? Were not Ottoman Turks massacaring both Jews and Arabs? This Genocidal Turkey is giving lessons to the world! Arabs and Israelis unite, the real enemy is Turkey.

  19. zohrab said:

    this guy is a total nuts.he should look at the mirror first then lets call the kurds resisters see what he will say

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  21. Grish Begian said:

    This gentleman has some kinds of disease since his childhood and suffering from “Attention Deficit Disorder”or better say ADD, and he never diagnosed, and left unattended by his beloved parents, without proper mediation … now as an adult spreading his mental illness, among Turkic tribes.

  22. ArdeVast Atheian said:

    Erdogan’s act is in line with accusing Armenians of a massacre in Khojali, buying ads even at the Asbarez website to introduce us to their money-financed propaganda.

  23. ArdeVast Atheian said:

    What else could one expect from a politician who was steeped with the propaganda that the Turkish genocide of Armenians never happened than to accuse the Armenians of perpetrating genocide against the Turks with the purchase of ads on the Asbarez website to claim that it’s the Armenians who massacred the Turks see as in Khojali.

  24. Arpy said:

    Steps to Recovery:
    Step 1- Admit your own faults
    Step 2 – Point fingers at others

    Turkey, looks like you haven’t passed Step 1 yet. Try again.

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