Gul, Barak trade snubs in Vienna

11.12.2011                      15.Kislev. 5772

Diplomatie:

Gul, Barak trade snubs in Vienna

Turkish president and Defense Minister Barak dance around each other at the World Policy Conference in Vienna.

In what a Turkish web site dubbed "A Mavi Marmara waltz in Vienna," Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Turkish President Abdullah Gul danced around each other at a conference in the Austrian capital on Friday, a sign that while Turkish anti-Israel rhetoric has subsided, the diplomatic crisis still exists.
According to Turkish media reports, Gul – who along with Barak was among those attending the fourth annual World Policy Conference – made sure that he did not enter Vienna's Hofburg Palace where the conference was taking place at the same time as Barak. Likewise, he did not attend a luncheon hosted by Austrian President Heinz Fisher, or take part in a group picture of leaders at the conference, because of Barak's participation….