Turkey will continue its efforts against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has never been “a friend of ours,” the nation’s president said on Wednesday.
Speaking at an event in the capital Ankara to mark the May 19 commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day, Recep Tayyip Erdogan recounted his public rebuke in 2009 of then Israeli President Shimon Peres , an incident that was captured on video and brought Erdogan greater international notoriety. .
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that year, Erdogan left the stage after criticizing Peres over Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, just as he denounces Israel’s current attacks on them. Palestinians in Gaza, launched by Netanyahu.
At least 227 Palestinians have been killed on Wednesday, including 64 children and 38 women, in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since May 10, according to the Gaza-based health ministry.
Speaking to young people at the National Presidential Library, Erdogan hinted at “good news” on oil and natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean, recalling the similar announcement of a discovery of gas from the sea. Black in August 2019.
Erdogan also said that during a July 20 visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, he will deliver “essential messages” to the world.
“If you can’t put forward that determination, that position, no one will give you account,” he said.
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