A New Period in Turkish-Israeli Relations
The Mavi Marmara ship, which has humanitarian aid to Gaza, has been 15 months since the armed raid on the International waters of the Eastern Mediterranean, on the Israeli Naval Force side (May 2010). In this RAID, 9 Turkish citizens died.
Turkey demanded that Israel apologize and pay compensation to the relatives of the martyrs. Israel did not respond to these demands. Turkey has taken the matter to the United Nations Security Council. According to reports that leaked from there, however, it was understood that a satisfactory decision would not be made to make Turkey's demands come into effect.
Today (2 September 2011) we heard Turkey's response from our Foreign Minister, Professor Mr. Ahmet Davutoğlu.