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Turkey: Reconciliation with Israel not tied to Syria, Iran

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu rejected claims that Turkey's decision to reconcile with Israel was precipitated by the crisis in Syria or tensions with Iran, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported on Friday, citing a Davutoglu interview with a local television station.
"There is no connection between Turkey’s demand for an apology and its actualization and Turkey’s policy to Iran and Syria; it is out of the question,” Davutoglu stated in the interview aired Thursday.Davutoglu said rather, that Israel's apology came about as the result of "heavy pressure on Israel on every diplomatic field."
The Turkish foreign minister said that the subject of an Israeli apology was first broached when US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Turkey in early March.
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