In swipe at Netanyahu, Liberman laments Israeli apology to Turkey

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February 6, 2015 17:37

 
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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Friday condemned Turkey’s decision to boycott a security conference in Germany due to the participation of senior Israeli officials, saying it was further proof that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu erred in apologizing to Ankara for the deaths of Turkish passengers of the Gaza flotilla.

In a statement to the press, Liberman said that “the Turkish foreign minister’s decision to skip the Munich Security Conference because of the Israeli presence there proves once again just how big the mistake was to apologize to Turkey.”

“As long as Turkey is being ruled by the current regime [of Recep Tayyip Erdogan], there’s no chance of rehabilitating ties between our two countries since Turkey’s Erdogan is a country that is only interested in attacking Israel,” the foreign minister said.

“Israel must conduct its affairs vis-à-vis Turkey accordingly and stand up for its interests,” he said.

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