08.09.2011 09.Elul, 5771
Despite deteriorating relations with Turkey, Likud minister says boycotting Ankara would be an unwise move.
Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “made the right decision” in not apologizing to Turkey for last summer’s flotilla incident, because “national honor is still important in the Middle East.”
“Of course it looks frightening now that [Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip] Erdogan is threatening to move ships into the Mediterranean and do other things,” Erdan explained. “I think his reaction is mainly because of national honor.”…