Erdogan slams Netanyahu for ‘daring’ to attend Paris rally

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) at a ceremony at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkish Republic’s founder, marking the anniversary of his death, on November 10, 2014 in Ankara (photo credit: AFP/Adem Altan)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday blasted Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu for “daring” to attend the weekend’s anti-terror solidarity march in Paris, accusing him of leading “state terrorism” against the Palestinians.

The comments were the latest verbal assault against Netanyahu by Erdogan, under whose rule Turkey’s relations with Israel have steadily deteriorated.

“I also hardly understand how he (Netanyahu) dared to go there. For once, you give an account for the children, women you massacred,” Erdogan told a joint press conference in Ankara alongside Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Abbas and Netanyahu, as well as Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, all joined the solidarity march in Paris in the memory of 17 people killed in Islamist terror attacks last week…