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December 14, 2015 2:35 pm

Erdogan: ‘So Much the Region Could Gain’ From Turkey-Israel Normalization

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that improved relations with Israel can occur once Israel compensates victims of the Gaza flotilla raid . Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that improved relations with Israel can occur once Israel compensates victims of the Gaza flotilla raid. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that improved relations with Israel can occur once Israel compensates victims of the Gaza flotilla raid and lifts the blockade on Hamas-ruled Gaza, the Turkish daily newspaper Yeni Safak reported Monday.

“There is so much the region could gain from such a normalization process,” Erdogan said.

Yedioth Ahronoth reported that officials in Jerusalem responded, “The ball is in their court. We apologized [for the flotilla incident] and were ready to pay damages. He should stop talking nonsense about the removal of the Gaza blockade, because Turkey knows that there is no such thing, and we are not about to pay more for normalization.”

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In May 2010, the Mavi Marmara flotilla attempted to break the naval blockade on Gaza. After Turkish militants attacked Israeli forces on board, nine Turkish citizens were killed in clashes, leading to strained Israeli-Turkish relations.

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz on Monday said that Erdogan’s comments are related to his interest in a recent natural gas deal brokered by Israel.

“I have no doubt that the Turkish president’s declaration regarding his desire to improve relations with Israel stems, among other things, from the advancement in recent months of the gas deal,” said Steinitz.

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  • That’s ok, if Turkey is compensated for the death of the ten turkish terrorist, then I hope that their status of shahids, for which they have been looking for, is revoked
    as well.

    Remember, the ten terrorists have announced their awaiting to be martyrs in a public appearence.

    PS: I am of the opinion that the treacherous “New Israel Fund”, the NIF (Notorious:Infame:Fiendish) must compensate Israel, because the NIF supported the Mavi Marmara campagin against Israel.

  • Jonah

    With Russia breathing down your neck why not become friends with Israel. With his remarks about Gaza he is living in a dream world or thinks Israelis are really stupid. All that said Edogan is a marked man and not long for this world. Russia is going to make him bleed for what he did to them. He thinks he is in a position to dictate terms to Israel in order that they may have better relations with Turky, he is delusional….he will see how far it gets him with Russia, Erdogan is a gadfly in the process of being crushed.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    This is a lie by liar and a criminal. Stay as far away from Turkey as possible.

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