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President: Israel must reconcile with Turkey

Politics Materials 2 July 2011 12:12
Israeli President Shimon Peres said his country is interested in improvement of the relations with Turkey, especially at a time of the country's political isolation.
President: Israel must reconcile with Turkey

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 2 / Trend A.Tagiyeva /

Israeli President Shimon Peres said Israel is interested in improvement of the relations with Turkey, especially at a time of the country's political isolation.

"We highly value relations with Turkey. The sooner the relations recover, the better for us," Peres said in an interview with the Turkish newspaper "Haberturk".

He also expressed his dissatisfaction about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, accusing them of dishonesty.

Relations between Turkey and Israel - the two strategic and military partners- worsened after Israeli naval attacks on the "Flotilla of Freedom" carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza on May 31. Nine Turks became the victims of the confrontation of the Israeli soldiers and international human rights activists in the Turkish ship 'Mavi Marmara'. Following this, Ankara filed some requirements to Israel in connection with the incident around the 'Flotilla of Freedom', particularly: Israeli government's official apology, an independent international investigation and compensation.

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