Less than a week after marching near Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the massive Paris "unity march," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday compared the Israeli leader to the Islamist terrorists whose massacre prompted the march:
Davutoglu's comments, at a news conference, aren't the first verbal clashes between Israel and Turkish leaders in the past week. On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Netanyahu for attending the Paris march, saying he could "hardly understand how he dared to go" after "the children, women you massacred" in Israel's "state terrorism" against Palestinians. On Wednesday, Netanyahu shot back that Erdogan's "shameful remarks must be repudiated by the international community, because the war against terror will only succeed if it's guided by moral clarity."
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