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Erdogan once again calls Israel a “terrorist state” and maintains that Netanyahu’s end “is near”

Erdogan once again calls Israel a “terrorist state” and maintains that Netanyahu’s end “is near”

The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Berlin (Germany). – Europa Press/Contact/Bernd Elmenthaler

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ISTANBUL, Nov. 19 (DPA/EP) –

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, spoke again this Saturday about the State of Israel in terms of a “terrorist State” and pointed out that “its end is near”, a day after meeting in Berlin with German leaders to address the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

“The person responsible for this State of terror has made the Israeli people scream and rebel against themselves. Therefore, their end is near,” said the Turkish president, referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Along the same lines, Erdogan has charged against Western governments, including Germany, which he has associated with “a crossed imperialist structure.” “Unfortunately, I saw it during my visit last night,” lamented Erdogan, who did not go into details about these statements.

Earlier on Saturday, Erdogan had asked Germany for help in convincing Israel to release the “hostages” still being held, before Ankara could continue negotiating the release of hostages held by Hamas militants.

The Turkish leader met this Friday in Berlin with the German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and with the chancellor, Olaf Scholz, in a visit he revealed the enormous division in the positions of both countries regarding the war in Gaza .

While Erdogan has condemned the murder of hundreds of Israeli civilians at the hands of Hamas on October 7, he has also defended that the Islamic Resistance Movement is a militant group of freedom fighters. This Wednesday, the Turkish politician already referred to Israel as a “terrorist state” that “deliberately bombs civilians.”

For its part, Germany has staunchly defended Israel’s right to self-defense and has refrained from criticizing its military operation in Gaza.

The German Police also said this Saturday that Erdogan’s brief visit passed peacefully. Although the Turkish president’s trip has been met with protests around Berlin, the Police have deployed some 2,800 officers to reinforce security and there have been no serious incidents, according to the officers.



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