Turkey refuses US request for help with 'peace process'
Turkey has turned down an American request for help
with the 'peace process.'
US Secretary of State John Kerry called his Turkish counterpart Ahmet
Davutoglu this week, asking for Turkey's help in restarting the
Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported on Saturday.
turned down the request citing bad relations between Ankara and
Jerusalem and saying the responsibility to fix the murky relations
between the two countries falls on Israel.
"Turkey is always ready to do
whatever it needs for a fair two-state solution based on the 1967
borders,” Davutoglu said during a joint press conference with Kerry in
Ankara on March 1.
"If Israel wants to hear positive statements
from Turkey, it needs to review its attitude. It needs to review its
attitude toward us, and it needs to review its attitude toward the
people in the region and especially the West Bank settlements issue,"
the Turkish foreign minister said.
I wonder why anyone expected a different answer...
Labels: John Kerry, Middle East peace process, Turkish obsession with Israel