Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that Israel still has
work to do to restore ties between the two countries.
Davutoglu, Israel fulfilled the first of three conditions to restore ties by
apologizing to Turkey for the loss of life in the 2010 Mavi Marmara
There are two other conditions that have yet to be met, he
One is the summation of negotiations over the amount of money to be
paid as compensation for the death of nine Turkish activists on the Gaza-bound
protest ship. Davutoglu did say that negotiations were moving
The third condition is that Israel end restrictions “against
Palestine,” mainly ending the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
foreign minister also offered the help of Turkey to ensure that Iran is
prevented from obtaining nuclear weapons, while allowing it to produce nuclear
energy for peaceful purposes.