Turkey's Erdogan calls Israeli PM Netanyahu “tyrant” massacring Palestinian children

Turkey's Erdogan calls Israeli PM Netanyahu “tyrant” massacring Palestinian children
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “tyrant”  who massacred Palestinian children.

Erdogan was responding to comments from Netanyahu earlier slamming the Turkish leader as a dictator after a day of tit-for-tat exchanges between officials in both countries.

Turkey and Israel have tense relations and Erdogan, who regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause, is a vocal critic of Israeli policies.

Erdogan also referred to clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians in Jerusalem, denouncing Israeli security forces for entering a "holy place".

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