Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Turkey will not talk with Tel Aviv unless “Israel will apologize and pay compensation” for its “savage attack” on the Gaza-bound flotilla in international waters which left 9 Turkish peace activists dead on May 31.
On Wednesday,Turkish Prime Minister told France 24 television, “Israel will apologize. And Israel will have to pay compensation. And then we can start negotiating,”
He said,”How can you forgive attacks from the air and from the sea against a ship sailing under the Turkish flag and carrying passengers from all around the world who wanted to help other people?”
“Let me say clearly that it is Israel who is responsible for the current state of our mutual relationship, and nobody should interpret it in another way,”
“I consider it a savage attack to act like this in international waters. There is no other explanation to this,” he said.
“Did they find any weapons? No. And they attacked these defenseless people from the air and from the sea. So there is no excuse whatsoever for such an attitude,” Erdogan added.
The UN Human Rights Council has ordered the probe of Israeli attack, saying that there is clear grounds to back legal proceedings against against Tel Aviv.