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Turkish PM compares Benjamin Netanyahu to ‘Paris terrorists’

Turkish PM compares Benjamin Netanyahu to ‘Paris terrorists’
“Netanyahu has committed crimes against humanity the same like those terrorists who carried out the Paris massacre,” he told reporters in televised comments. His comments risk ratcheting up a new row in the increasingly tense relationship between the two countries after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted Netanyahu for “daring” to attend the weekend’s anti-terror solidarity march in Paris after the Islamic attacks.

Netanyahu spat back yesterday that Erdogan’s “shameful remarks must be repudiated by the international community.”

Davutoglu said Netanyahu’s “crimes against humanity” included the deadly 2010 Israeli assault on a Turkish aid vessel and last year’s onslaught on Hamas-controlled Gaza. In 2010, Israeli commandos stormed the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara, the largest ship in an aid flotilla for the besieged Gaza Strip.

Nine Turks died in the raid and one more died in hospital this year after four years in a coma.

Meanwhile nearly 2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed in Israel’s offensive on Gaza earlier last year.
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