Shaul Mofaz: it is time to repair ties with Turkey

October 15, 2011 13:49

Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Shaul Mofaz said on Saturday that because of Turkey's involvement in negotiations to free captive soldier Gilad Schalit, now is an opportune time for Israel to restore ties with its strategic regional ally, Israel Radio reported.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak's apology to Egypt for the accidental killings of several Egyptian soldiers following the recent Eilat terrorist attacks sets the tone for detente with Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan, Mofaz said, according to the report.

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