Ya’alon says Israel won’t apologize for ‚Marmara‘ incident

21.07.2011                      19.Tammus, 5771


Ya'alon says Israel won't apologize for 'Marmara' incident

Minister says "Turkish stubbornness preventing us from bridging gaps"; reported "threat" by Erdogan to visit Gaza leaves Jerusalem unmoved.

The “golden era” of Israeli- Turkish ties will not return – even if Israel apologizes for the Mavi Marmara incident – Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday, reiterating that Israel has no intention of acquiescing to Ankara.
Ya’alon, who in recent weeks led three rounds of talks with the Turks in an effort to find a formula that would bring closure to last year’s flotilla incident, indicated in an Israel Radio interview that Jerusalem felt no pressure to reach an agreement with Turkey before former New Zealand prime minister Geoffrey Palmer issues a report on the matter….