Livni sends condolences to Davutoglu over attack in Ankara

September 21, 2011 22:08


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Opposition head Tzipi Livni spoke Wednesday with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and expressed her condolences over the loss of life in the terrorist attack in Ankara on Tuesday that left three people dead and more than 30 wounded.

According to a statement put out by Livni, she told Davutoglu that as a country plagued by terrorism, Israel understood the gravity of attacking innocent people.  Despite the differences between the two countries, she said, "we express our condolences on the death of civilians in the attack."

Livni, who knows Davutoglu from when she was foreign minister under Ehud Olmert, said there was great importance in humanitarian gestures and aid between countries, such as the assistance Israel gave Turkey during the massive earthquake there in 1999 that killed hundreds, and the aid Turkey sent to Israel after the Carmel forest fire in December.

In recent weeks Davutoglu has continuously criticized and threatened Israel for not apologizing over the Mavi Marmara incident.

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