Turkish Foreign Minister
Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday that, whenever there was a humanitarian reason as in the case of the Israeli fire on Friday, Turkey would not press on a certain issue, Anadolu Agency reported.
Davutoglu spoke to reporters after the "Manama Dialogue 2010" meeting and said that Turkey sent two fire fighting airplanes to Israel to assist in efforts to extinguish the fire in Haifa.
"It is our historic and cultural trait to extend a helping hand in case of a humanitarian disaster", Davutoglu said.
"The relations with Israel are not merely based on this humanitarian situation. We have open expectations from Israel. I hope that the necessary political will in Israel will take place so that our expectations are fulfilled. Turkey is determined to continue to protect the legal rights of its citizens in international waters", he said.
The "Manama Dialogue 2010" meeting facilitated the discussion of many international issues. The Manama meeting took place a few days before Iran's meeting with the P5+1 countries. It was important for the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki to participate in the Manama meeting, Davutoglu said.
We hope that the talks in Geneva would take place in a positive atmosphere and they open the path for a peaceful process, Foreign Minister also said.