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  9/18/2011, Elul 19, 5771

Kara: Match Turkish Sanctions


Member of Knesset Ayoub Kara (Likud) called, Sunday, on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanayu to make an official visit to Kurdistan and recognize the Turkish massacre of Armenians almost a hundred years ago. The call is in recently announced Turkish steps against Israel over Israel's refusal to apologize for the deaths of nine Turkish citizens following an attack on Israeli commandos who boarded the Mavi Marmara as it tried to break the naval blockade on Gaza last year.

In remarks prepared for an event for Likud activists in Tel Aviv, the Deputy Minister for Development of the Negev and the Galilee and Regional Cooperation will say that the extremism led by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan requires that Israel change its relations with the government in Ankara. Referring to Erdogan's statement that it's a matter of Turkish pride, Kara said, "The people of Israel have national pride too and we won't let anyone trample us."