Erdogan speaking at his “Great Palestine Rally” in Istanbul today:
“We will declare Israel a war criminal, we’re working on it. Israel how did you end up here? You’re an occupier. You’re a group, not a state. The West owes you, but Turkey doesn’t.”
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) October 28, 2023
Erdogan blaming Israel doesn’t really mean anything. Every Moslem leader has said that.
He should be openly blaming the United States instead.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed “the West” for what he called “the massacre unfolding in Gaza” at a huge pro-Palestine rally in Istanbul Saturday — despite his nation’s status as a US ally and member of NATO.
“The main culprit behind the massacre unfolding in Gaza is the West,” Erdogan charged before an audience of several hundred thousand, according to the Times of Israel.
“I reiterate that Hamas is not a terrorist organization,” Erdogan said in remarks broadcast by TRTWorld. “You, Israel, are an occupier, you are an invader … Israel, we will declare you as a war criminal to the world.”
His speech came hours after Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov accused Israel of “violating the norms of international humanitarian law” for its retaliation against Hamas’s bloody Oct. 7 attack on Israeli civilians.
It’s serious, I guess.
But he really has to say this. It’s impossible not to.
What is he going to do about the fact that he’s aligned himself with the people actually funding it?
That is the question.
🇹🇷🇵🇸 Erdogan speaking to HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS at the “Great Palestine Rally” in Istanbul today:
“We can come at any night unexpectedly”
🚨🇵🇸 In response, hundreds of thousands of Turks start chanting: “TURKISH MILITARY TO GAZA!”pic.twitter.com/CKkfdPQGaU
— Jackson Hinkle 🇺🇸 (@jacksonhinklle) October 28, 2023
🚨 𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛: The largest pro-Palestinian protest, attended by 1.5 million people, took place in Istanbul, Turkey.#Gaza #Hamas #Palestine #Israel #CeasefireNOW #starlinkforgaza #غزة_الآن pic.twitter.com/LVN0OYeoxg
— Globe Eye News (@GlobeEyeNews) October 28, 2023