Ayalon to Turkey: I never intended to humiliate your ambassador

25.06.2011                      23.Siwan, 5771                      Korach

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Ayalon to Turkey: I never intended to humiliate your ambassador

Deputy FM Ayalon tells Turkish journalists it is time to restore ties with Israel, urges Turkey to 'get together and speak about everything we need to speak about.'

Nearly two years after Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon publicly humiliated Turkey's ambassador to Israel by seating him in a lower chair than his during a televised meeting, Ayalon on Thursday sat with a group of seven Turkish journalists in an attempt to explain the incident, which marked a climax in the diplomatic tear between the two countries.
The Turkish Journalists told Ayalon that he has come to be known in their country as "the man with the low chair," but Ayalon insisted that the incident was a joke that was blown out of proportion….