Friday, September 2, 2011

Turkey expels Israel's ambassador over Gaza flotilla row

The Turkish foreign minister says all military agreements are suspended after Israel refused to apologise for its flotilla raid

Associated Press, Friday 2 September 2011

"Turkey says it is expelling the Israeli ambassador and cutting military ties with Israel over the country's refusal to apologise for last year's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.

The foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said Turkey was downgrading diplomatic ties to the level of second secretary and the ambassador would leave Turkey by Wednesday.

Davutoglu also said Turkey was suspending all military agreements signed between the former allies, saying "it is time Israel pays a price" [No Kidding!]....."

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