Leader of the Israeli Yesh Atid Party Yair Lapid spoke out against Erdogan, invoking the Armenian Genocide to denounce the Turkish President.
“Those who deny the murder of children in the Armenian genocide should not preach morality at us,” Lapid tweeted on Sunday.
The comments come after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to use “all means to fight” against the US recognition of Jerusalem as the country’s capital.
“Palestine is an innocent victim… As for Israel, it is a terrorist state, yes, terrorist!” Erdogan said. “We will not abandon Jerusalem to the mercy of a state that kills children.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in turn, called Erdogan a ‘brutal dictator.’