ANKARA: Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Israel is a “threat” to its region because it owns nuclear weapons. “I right now see Israel as a threat for its region, because it has the atomic bomb,”
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan also accused Israel of committing “state terrorism.”
Erdogan in the past has accused the West of “double standards” in the way that it has tried to ban Iran from building nuclear weapons without taking similar measures against Israel.
Erdogan’s remarks came in response to comments from an Israeli embassy diplomat in South Africa, who blamed radical Islamic organisation Hamas for launching rocket attacks into Israeli territory, said the private NTV television.
The prime minister responded that Israel bombed Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as well as the UN buildings in Gaza with phosphorus bombs, reported NTV.