ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu today compared his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to the Islamist militants who carried out attacks last week in Paris, saying both had committed crimes against humanity.

"Just as the massacre in Paris committed by terrorists is a crime against humanity, Netanyahu, as the head of the government that kills children playing on the beach with the bombardment of Gaza, destroys thousands of homes ... and that massacred our (Turkish) citizens on an aid ship in international waters, has committed crimes against humanity," Davutoglu said at a news conference.