Erdogan says Israel answered several Turkish demands in negotiations, but won’t agree to normalization of ties without lifting of Gaza blockade.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that he demands a “written protocol” from Israel pledging it will lift the siege over the Gaza Strip as a condition for signing a reconciliation agreement and normalizing relations between the two countries.
Speaking at a press conference in Ankara alongside Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Erdogan said that negotiations with Israel have progressed, but have not ended. He added that Turkey has received an apology from Israel, and that talks over compensation for the families of those killed and wounded on the Mavi Marmara ship in 2010 are ongoing. However, Erdogan said the lifting of the siege over the Gaza Strip –…
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