Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his words about the crimes of the Turkish Armed Forces against the civilian population of Syrian Afrin. This is reported by "Anadolu".
"Netanyahu makes very strange and absurd statements. While Turkey is engaged in a determined fight against terrorism, Israel pursues a policy of terror, rather than combating crime, "Erdogan said.
The Turkish leader urged Netanyahu to abandon the policy of pressure on the Palestinians and criticism of Ankara.
"Netanyahu should be sincere and stop criticizing Turkey, otherwise the Israeli authorities will not get a positive response from Ankara," Erdogan said.
The Turkish leader also noted Ankara's determination to fight the movement of Fethullah Gülen.
"Turkey will continue to pursue terrorists, including Gulen's supporters. A few days earlier, Turkish National Intelligence officers brought six supporters from Kosovo to Turkey, and Gulen himself, who is hiding in the US state of Pennsylvania, will be brought to justice," Erdogan said.
We recall, the Turkish military announced the establishment of full control over the region of Afrin in Syria.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that parts of the Turkish Armed Forces and detachments of the Syrian opposition took the city of Afrin in the north-west of Syria.