Turkish President Says Israel’s Apology Was “Too Late”

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abdullah-gul-president-turkeyTurkish President Abdullah Gul told the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot that Israel apologized to Turkey “too late” after Israeli navy commandoes stormed a Turkish ship on its way to Gaza in May 2010, and nine Turkish activists were killed.

“Israel responded to part of our expectations when it apologized. But this step was taken at a late stage; Israel apologized too late. Some of our expectations have not yet been met,” Gul said.

A Turkish diplomatic advisor was reported as saying, “As long as Erdogan is the prime minister of Turkey, there will not be a change for the positive in relations with Israel.”

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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