Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not attend annual OSCE Mediterranean conference, to be held next Friday in Athens, if his Israeli counterpart Binyamin Netanyahu attends it, Turkish CNN Turk television channel's website reports.
"If the Israeli Prime Minister attends this conference, I will not be there," Erdogan said in an interview with the Greek television channel Skai TV.
Erdogan has warned Israel that the country is close to loss a close friend in the Middle East, as Turkey.
"The Israeli Government should pay for its aggressive policy," he said.
According to the Turkish website, Israel is not included in the list of participants of the conference, which will start this week in the Greek capital.
The Turkish-Israeli relations have witnessed severe tension since the Israeli attack on Gaza in late 2008. The relations have reached their lowest levels after the Israeli attack on the Freedom flotilla which claimed the lives of 9 Turkish martyrs onboard.
Ankara has demanded from Israel to issue an official apology and pay compensation for killing Turkish nationals, but Israel refused.