The Turks blew their chance ages ago. Now only if they admit the error of their ways, grovel a bit and play nice…..
FM: Turkey ‘shut door’ on reconciliation with Gaza stance
By REUTERS AND JPOST.COM STAFF
Lieberman says Erdogan not looking for normalization, but rather wants to “humiliate Israel and harm our status in the region”; Zvi Hauser: “Improving relations with Turkey is an Israeli interest.”
Turkey’s leader has “shut the door” on reconciliation by insisting Israel end the Gaza blockade and apologize for storming a Turkish ship sailing towards the Palestinian enclave, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday.
But in a possible reflection of disagreement within the government, another official said rapprochement talks continued with Turkey ahead of the publication of a UN report which Israel has predicted will largely vindicate its actions.
In a speech to parliament on Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his demands for Israeli amends over last year’s high seas seizure of the Mavi Marmara activist ship.