Turkey to cut ties with Israel over Gaza issue

Posted By: Devaki
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Ankara, Jul 5: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday, Jul 5 that Turkey is going to toughen the diplomatic ties with Israel till it apologises over the commando raid on an aid convoy to Gaza in which nine Turks died.

Davutoglu said that the 'relations with Israel will be broken' unless Israel apologises or accepts an international inquiry into the attack happened on May 31, report Zee News.

He also said that Turkey had closed its airspace to all Israeli military flights in reaction to the raid. Minister added that the ban could be extended to civilian flights as well.

Turkey has called for an international probe regarding the matter but has not rejected the creation of Israel's own commission to investigate the raid. Davutoglu said that if the commission of Isreal apologises admitting that the raid was unjust, it will be sufficient for Turkey. He also reminded that Turkey wanted compensation from them. Davutoglu reminded the Israeli officials that Turkey will not 'wait to eternity' for an Israeli answer.

However, an Israeli top government official said that Israel would never say sorry for defending itself, after hearing about Davutoglu's remarks.

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