UPDATED 6:39 AM PT — Monday, Dec. 24, 2018
The war of words continues between the president of Turkey and the prime minister of Israel.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan recently slammed Benjamin Netanyahu during a speech Sunday, accusing him of being a tyrant.
His comments come after Netanyahu claimed Erodgan is a “anti-Semitic dictator,” and accused his army of killing women and children inside and outside of Turkey.
However, Erdogan indicated that he believes Netanyahu is the one who isn’t serving his people well.
“Erdogan is the voice of the oppressed. Netanyahu is the voice of the oppressor. You commit state terror. You kick women, children; you kick babies and drag them away with your soldiers and your police. Netanyahu you are an oppressor, a tyrant, and you are at the head of state terror. That fits you and only you. It doesn’t fit Erdogan.” — Tayyip Erdogan, President -Turkey
The two leaders have been at odds over the years, but tensions have flared over the recent decision by the U.S. to pull troops out of Syria.