Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Turkey's incursion into northeastern Syria Thursday, vowing to assist the "gallant Kurdish people."
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"Israel strongly condemns Turkey's military invasion into Kurdish areas in Syria," Netanyahu said on Twitter, adding that "warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies." According to Netanyahu, "Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people."
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country's military incursion in Syria as an occupation.
– Netanyahu on Twitter
Israel strongly condemns the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies.
Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people.
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) October 10, 2019
"We will open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way," Erdogan said in speech to lawmakers from his AK Party.