Ya'alon throws cold water on talk of imminent Israel-Turkey reconciliation

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
February 11, 2016 18:14

 
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Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Thursday appeared to be lowering expectations that Israel and Turkey would soon strike a deal restoring full diplomatic relations.

In remarks to reporters in Switzerland, the defense minister said that an agreement between the two sides remains elusive so long as Ankara doesn't adequately address Jerusalem's concerns.

"Turkey is supporting Hamas, generally speaking. It should be, of course, discussed," Ya'alon said.

"I'm not sure that we are going to reach settlement. It may be, but they have to address our conditions for any political settlement in order to overcome this obstacle."

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