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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Too late?

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has told Yedioth Aharonoth that Israel's apology for fighting off the Mavi Marmara terrorists came 'too late.'

Gül, responding to a question by the Yedioth Ahronoth daily after a meeting of the İstanbul Forum last week, said: “In order to end this conflict and the difference of opinion between us, we had certain expectations of Israel. Israel responded to part of our expectations when it apologized. But this step was taken at a late stage; Israel apologized too late. Some of our expectations have not yet been met,” the daily reported Gül as saying.
Turkey withdrew its ambassador from Israel and expelled the Israeli ambassador in Ankara after the Mavi Marmara raid, demanding a formal apology, compensation for families of the victims and the lifting of the Israeli blockade of Gaza to restore ties. 
The Israeli daily also reported a Turkish diplomatic advisor as saying that a breakthrough in the normalization process was not to be expected in the near future. “As long as Erdoğan is the prime minister of Turkey, there will not be a change for the positive in relations with Israel. Erdoğan has lots of complaints against you [Israel] already from the period of [Ehud] Olmert. When will a reversal in relations come? Maybe only after the presidential elections in 2014 and the elections for parliament in 2015, which will decide who will serve as the next prime minister of Turkey,” the Turkish diplomatic advisor was reported as saying.
If Erdogan doesn't declare himself 'President for life' by then....

Yet another Obama epic failure at Israel's expense. When will Spinless Binyamin learn?

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At 10:34 AM, Blogger Will said...

Israel should never have apologized with Erdogan as PM.

At 7:26 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Israel should declare Istanbul the most holy site in all of Islam and call for a holy jihad to free it from the clutches of Erdogan the Zionist. The look on their faces will be priceless.

At 5:13 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Ditto, Will!

Israel shouldn't have apologized at all! Israel was in the right and the apology was accurately taken as a sign of weakness. Referring to the "Advice from Hassan Rohani on dealing with Iran" thread. Islamists, like all fascists, only understand force.

This is also one of the basic lessons of history, as well as basic behavioral psychology. You get less behavior of the type that you make cost-prohibitive and more behavior of the type that you reward.


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