Turkey’s Erdogan tells pro-Palestinian rally Israel is ‘an occupier’ and ‘war criminal’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday his country will introduce Israel to the world as a “war criminal” and occupier”.
The Turkish president made the comments in his speech at "Great Palestine Meeting," a pro-Palestine rally in Istanbul, according to the Anadolu Agency.
"Israel, we will also declare you as a war criminal to the world, we are preparing for it, and we will introduce Israel to the world as a war criminal," Erdogan said.
Erdogan stressed that the Western world mobilized its politicians, and media to legitimize the massacre of the innocent people in Gaza, adding: "Israel is committing war crimes."
He said Israel is an “occupier,” adding: “West owes you, but Turkey does not owe you.”
Those shedding crocodile tears for civilians killed in the Ukraine-Russia war are silently watching the deaths of thousands of innocent children in Gaza, said the Turkish president.
“I am asking West, do you want to create another Crusader War atmosphere?” he asked, adding: “The main culprit behind the massacre unfolding in Gaza is the West.”