Foreign Ministry released a statement on Thursday strongly condemning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for distorting Turkiye's ground operations, peace initiatives and accusations against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of bombing Turkish villages.
Highlighting Israel's historical record of oppression and atrocities against the Palestinian population, Turkish officials emphasized that those responsible for such actions have no moral standing to lecture others on matters of law or justice.
"Israeli officials, who have entered the dark pages of history with the oppression and massacres committed against the Palestinian people, have no right to talk about the law. Benjamin Netanyahu and Eli Cohen, who are both uncomfortable with the truth being expressed, will not be able to cover up their own crimes with their unfounded slander about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan," Turkish Foreign Ministry stated.
"Israeli authorities, who have already lost their legitimacy in the conscience of humanity, will not be able to conceal the crimes they committed by bombing hospitals and killing women and children in front of the whole world and will not be able to divert attention," the statement said.
"The instigators and perpetrators of these crimes against humanity, which have caused deep indignation in the global public opinion, will sooner or later be tried. Turkiye will continue to stand against the massacre in Gaza and support the just cause of the Palestinian people," it added.
President Erdogan said this week that Israel was a terrorist state as he reiterated Turkiye's unwavering support for the Palestinian cause, vowing to stand against the atrocities in Gaza and continue advocating for justice for the Palestinian people.
Outraged by Erdogan's remarks, Netanyahu ridiculously accused Erdogan of supporting terrorism and falsely claimed that he bombed villages in Turkiye.