Turkish deputy education minister reposts Netanyahu and writes: "You will die"

Turkish deputy education minister Nazif Yilmaz

Turkish Deputy Minister of Education Nazif Yılmaz republished a tweet by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanying it with the comment "You will die".

"One day they will shoot you too, you will die," he wrote in a now-deleted post on X (formerly Twitter) in response to a video posted by about Israeli air strikes in Gaza.

The Israeli premier was set to visit Turkey in the coming months after postponing a July trip as he had a pacemaker implanted.

Last month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sat down with Netanyahu in New York in the first-ever known meeting between the two leaders.

The past year has seen a warming of ties between Israel and Turkey after years of animosity between the two countries’ leaders, largely over Turkish support for Hamas.

However, as expected, Turkey was quick to justify the actions Hamas after the terrorist organisation massacred hundreds of Israelis on Saturday.

Israel's recent "disproportionate and unfounded" attacks on Gaza may lead it to international disrepute, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday.

Erdoğan said on Wednesday that "The disproportionate and unscrupulous attacks on Gaza could bring Israel into an unexpected and undesirable place in the eyes of world public opinion."

"Bombing civilian settlements, deliberately killing civilians, blocking vehicles (that are) bringing humanitarian aid to the region, and trying to present all of these as skills can only be a reflex of a (terrorist) organization, not a state,” he said at his Justice and Development (AK) Party's group meeting in the capital Ankara.

“Israel should not forget that if it acts like an organisation, not as a state, it will eventually come to be seen like one," he added.

On the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict that erupted late last week, Erdoğan said Turkey does not find any action against civilians or any attack targeting civilian settlements to be justified.

"A conflict carried out with all kinds of shameful methods is not a war but a massacre," the president said.

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