PMO: Our policy is to prevent worsening ties with Turkey

September 9, 2011 19:11


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Following reports that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Turkey "must be punished," the Prime Minister's Office on Friday put out a statement saying the Israeli policy is now and always was to prevent a deterioration in ties with Turkey and calm down the tension between two countries.

"The Prime Minister and the government have discussed what to do in the event of a escalation, however a decision will be made only in the event that it is necessary," the statement said.

"Israel acted and is acting responsibly and hopes that Turkey will do the same," the statement continued.

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