Thursday, September 16, 2021

Turkish President Erdogan Attacks India, Israel Over Kashmir & Palestine

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, blaming him of “lying” after he drew the world’s attention to the Tel Aviv so-called occupation of Palestinian territories during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

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Speaking at the 74th session of the UNGA on Tuesday, Erdogan censured Israel’s unlawful expansionist policies in the occupied territories. He displayed a famous time-lased map showing facts and figures about a “shrinking” Palestine and the Zionist regime’s gradual encroachment on Palestinian land.

“The Palestinian territory under Israeli occupation has become one of the most striking places of injustice,” Erdogan told world leaders. “Israel, which was almost non-existent in 1947, has continued until this day to seize Palestinian land with the aim of eliminating the state.”

“How can the Golan Heights and the West Bank settlements be seized just like other occupied Palestinian territories before the eyes of the world? Is the aim of the initiative to promote, as the Deal of the Century, to entirely eliminate the presence of the state and the people of Palestine? Do you want bloodshed?” Erdogan asked.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds up a map as he speaks during the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York, September 24, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

Erdogan further censured Israel’s disregard of “human values” and international law, which is reflected in the regime’s “acts of aggression such as the inhuman blockade in Gaza, illegal settlements and attacks against the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.

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Erdogan went on to call for “the immediate establishment of an independent and homogeneous Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital is the solution.”

Angered by Erdogan’s comments, Netanyahu posted a video on Twitter to attack the Turkish leader, telling him to “stop lying,” without explaining which parts of Erdogan’s comments were factually wrong.

“He who doesn’t stop lying about Israel slaughters the Kurds in his own country, and denies the terrible slaughter of the Armenian people – shouldn’t preach to Israel,” Netanyahu said.

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