Erdogan: new Israeli law fascist
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said an Israeli law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination legitimises oppression and shows that Israel is a fascist and racist country where the spirit of Adolf Hitler has re-emerged.
According to Erdogan, the law showed Israel was "the most Zionist, fascist and racist country in the world", and called on the international community to mobilise against Israel.
"The Jewish nation-state law passed in the Israeli parliament shows this country’s real intentions. It legitimises all unlawful actions and oppression," Reuters cited Erdogan as saying.
"There is no difference between Hitler’s Aryan race obsession and Israel’s mentality. Hitler’s spirit has re-emerged among administrators in Israel," the president said.
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”.
The law, backed by Israel’s right-wing government, passed through parliament after months of political argument.