Erdogan: 'Unthinkable' for ties to improve without apology

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said it was "unthinkable" for Turkey to repair relations with Israel until it apologized for the raid on the Mavi Marmara last year, AFP reported.
"As long as Israel does not apologize to Turkey, pay compensation to the families of the victims and lift its blockage on the Gaza strip, a normalization of relations is unthinkable," he was quoted as saying during a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Istanbul.