Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made "a call out to humanity," in an interview with Time magazine
on Tuesday, saying that the Palestinians cannot be left to struggle any
longer and countries that do not recognize their demands for statehood
"will never be able to settle their accounts with history."
Turkey's deteriorating relations with Israel, Erdogan said that ties
would have remained strong had Israel not "victimized the positive
relations between the two countries with [its 2010 raid] on the Mavi Marmara."
prime minister continued to insist on his earlier conditions for
normalization of ties - an Israeli apology and compensation to the
families of the Turks who died on the flotilla and the lifting of the
embargo on Gaza.