News Brief 7/20/2011, Tammuz 18, 5771
Yaalon: Turkey's Demands Prevent Reconciliation
Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Yaalon (Likud) said Wednesday that Turkey's insistence on an Israeli apology for last year's Gaza flotilla affair does not allow reconciliation talks between the nations to progress, Israel Radio
Yaalon said in an interview that Ankara continues to demand an apology, payment of reparations to victims and the removal of the Gaza blockade, which even the United Nations has authorized as legal.
Israel and Turkey have been holding reconciliation talks for a few weeks trying to end the diplomatic crisis resulting from last year's Gaza flotilla raid.