The 'Hitler' crisis between Israel and Erdoğan escalates: 'Ambassador will not return'

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen called AKP President Erdoğan "ungrateful" and stated that "the Israeli ambassador will not return."

Publication: 28.12.2023 - 14:51
The 'Hitler' crisis between Israel and Erdoğan escalates: 'Ambassador will not return'
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This comes after Erdoğan compared Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Hitler, eliciting further reaction from Tel Aviv. Cohen said, "As long as Erdoğan serves as the President of Turkey, the Israeli ambassador will not return."


According to Haaretz, Cohen stated: "Erdoğan is ungrateful. Last February, we assisted Turkey, even opening a field hospital there. Meanwhile, we see Erdoğan's irresponsible actions, aligning with Hamas. I believe our decision to recall the Israeli ambassador from Turkey is justified, considering Chancellor Schulz's description of him as 'new Nazis.'"


At the 100th Year TÜBİTAK and TÜBA Science Awards Ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made controversial remarks about Israel. He accused Israel of trampling on human values, drawing a provocative comparison between Israeli actions and Nazi camps. Erdoğan questioned the moral difference between Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Hitler, suggesting that Netanyahu's actions were no less egregious. He criticized the significant support Israel receives from Western nations, including the USA, and lamented the killing of over 20,000 Gazans. Emphasizing the destruction of hospitals, schools, and places of worship during conflicts, he expressed deep sorrow over the death of Gazan scientists and their families, describing it as a massacre. Erdoğan, highlighting his Muslim and humanistic perspective, expressed his personal anguish and shame at the inability to prevent the oppression and killings in Gaza.


Following Erdoğan's statement, Netanyahu retorted, "Erdoğan, who commits genocide against the Kurds and holds the record for imprisoning opposition journalists, is the last person to lecture on morality."

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