Turkish PM: Israel’s Foreign Minister Threatened to Use Nuclear Weapons in Gaza
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is alleging that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened to use nuclear weapons in the Gaza Strip. Erdogan’s comments were made in an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian. His remarks threaten to send the already deteriorating relationship between Turkey and Israel to new lows, especially having defended Israeli arch nemesis Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the same interview.
Erdogan said of the Iranian president that, “There is no doubt he is our friend…As a friend so far we have very good relations and have had no difficulty at all.” In recent weeks, Turkey banned Israel from joint military exercises in which both countries have participated for six consecutive years; Erdogan then defended Turkish public television for airing a provocative program in which actors representing Israeli soldiers were seen shooting and killing Palestinian youth.
Source: The Media Line