Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip ErdoganREUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday claimed that the world had "watched Israel's Nazi camps."

He added, "They talk about Hitler in a strange way; what is the difference between them and Hitler? They will make us miss Hitler even more."

"The voice that stands with the oppressed is the voice of the Muslim Turks," he concluded.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the Turkish President's remarks: "Erdogan, who is carrying out a genocide of the Kurds, who holds a world record in jailing journalists who oppose his regime, is the last one who can preach morals."

Netanyahu added: "The IDF is the most moral army in the world, which is fighting and eliminating the most despicable and cruel terror organization in the world, Hamas-ISIS, which carried out crimes against humanity and which Erdogan praises and hosts its leaders."

Israeli President Isaac Herzog responded: "I strongly condemn and utterly reject the words of Turkish President Erdogan.

In all of human history, the Holocaust stands alone in its horror and enormity, and his words are deeply offensive to every Jew around the world and to the memory of the millions of Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis.

The command "Never Again" remains an imperative for the State of Israel - the nation-state of the Jewish people - which is committed to the safety and protection of every Jew.

There is no struggle more just than the war against the terrorist organization Hamas, which brutally and barbarically murdered Jews, as well as Muslims, and those of other faiths and nationalities."