Erdogan: Israel is a Terror State
Col. Douglas MacGregor (ret.) has said Erdogan came forward early and offered to mediate the conflict “and I was hoping that Washington, if not Israel, would take it seriously, and accept."
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, said Israel is a “terror state” as it continues to bomb civilians in Gaza and enforce a U.S.-approved blockade that is shutting down hospitals across the coastal city that has been called a modern-day concentration camp.
“With the savagery of bombing the civilians it forced out of their homes while they are relocating, it is literally employing state terrorism. I am now saying, with my heart at ease, that Israel is a terror state. We will never shy away from voicing the truth that Hamas members protecting their lands, honor, and lives in the face of occupation policies are resistance fighters, just because some people are uncomfortable with it," he said, according to Reuters.
He spoke about a potential nuclear escalation.
“Do you have an atomic bomb or not? I challenge Netanyahu to declare it, but I don't think he can. You can threaten people any way you can, but the end is near for Netanyahu,” Erdogan said.
“What he [Erdogan] has done, setting aside his words, is he set the stage for eventual Turkish military intervention into this regional conflict. He’s warning the Israelis and he’s warning us… ‘You’re going to get a full-scale war.’ That’s the message. I hope we get it.” - Col. Douglas MacGregor (ret.)