ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday an Israeli law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination legitimizes oppression and shows that Israel is a fascist and racist country where the spirit of Adolf Hitler has re-emerged.
Last week, the Israeli Knesset passed a “nation-state” law, angering members of the country’s Arab minority and prompting Turkey to accuse Israel of trying to form “an apartheid state”.
Speaking to members of his ruling AK Party in parliament, Erdogan said the law showed Israel was “the most Zionist, fascist and racist country in the world”, and called on the international community to mobilize against Israel.
“The Jewish nation-state law passed in the Israeli parliament shows this country’s real intentions. It legitimizes all unlawful actions and oppression,” Erdogan said.