Omer Celik, spokesman for Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), accused the Israeli government of repeating what the Nazis did, calling on the world to say "enough with what is happening in the Gaza Strip."

Celik said – in remarks carried by Anadolu Agency after the meeting of the Central Committee of the Justice and Development Party in Ankara – that the actions taken by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "amount to be directly within the description of war crimes and genocide."

Celik stressed that the world and the institutions of the international community were mere spectators when thousands of civilians in Gaza faced death, pointing out that the Western media and politicians used language he described as traitorous about what is happening in Gaza.

The spokesman for Turkey's Justice and Development Party (AKP) added, "When we look at the physical dimension of this aggression from the Netanyahu government, we find the destruction of 55 mosques, 3 universities and 3 churches in these attacks so far."

Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Western countries of responsibility for the genocide massacres committed by the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza, stressing that Ankara is preparing to declare Israel a "war criminal" in front of the world, and Israel responded to those statements by summoning its diplomatic representatives in Turkey.

Erdogan said in a speech to a mass demonstration in support of Gaza in Istanbul that those who used to pour crocodile tears on Ukraine are now silent about what is happening in Gaza, stressing that Israel is "an occupying power, and what it is doing is not self-defense."

Turkish parliament removes trademarks from its restaurant listings accusing them of supporting Israel (European - Archive)

Commercial boycott

On Tuesday, the Turkish parliament removed the products of two companies from its restaurant lists because of what it described as their support for Israel in light of the ongoing war on Gaza, according to a parliamentary statement.

"It was decided not to sell the products of companies that support Israel in restaurants, cafeterias and cafes located on the parliament campus," the statement said, without naming specific companies.

Parliament Speaker Numan Kurtulmus took the decision in support of public opinion regarding the boycott of "the products of companies supporting Israeli war crimes and the killing of innocent people in Gaza," the statement said.