Netanyahu rules out apology to Turks over flotilla

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ruled out making an apology to Turkey over an Israeli military raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed eight Turks and one American of Turkish descent.

Israeli FM vows no apology to Turkey on raid

from Yahoo news
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed that Israel would not apologise to Turkey for a commando raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship that killed nine Turkish activists.

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem December 12, 2010.? Read more » REUTERS/Bernat Armangue/Pool/Files

Lieberman blocks path to reconciliation with Turkey
Today’s Zaman
According to İlter Turan, a professor of international relations from İstanbul Bilgi University, the recent row in Israel clearly displayed that the

The ‘Lieberman factor’

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Evidence is mounting that Turkey and Israel are seeking a way out of the morass their previously good ties have fallen into.

Israel’s Lieberman tweaks Turkey. Is he flanking Netanyahu?

from Yahoo news
A recent attempt to mend Israel-Turkey ties appears to be on the rocks, with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman lobbying against apologizing to Ankara for the killing of nine Turkish citizens on the Gaza aid flotilla when they challenged Israel’s naval blockade of the territory in May.

New MOSSAD Chief and the Future Role of Turkey

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M


Tamir Pardo (???? ????; born 1953), is the next director of the Mossad[1], announced as the current director’s replacement by Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on November 29, 2010. The appointment was confirmed by the Committee for Senior Appointments headed by Jacob Turkel

Visa Free Europe, a Utopia for Turkey?

By Lisa Schaefer (JTW)
Journal of Turkish Weekly conducted an exclusive interview with Ceren Mutus, USAK expert on Turkey-EU relations, on visa free travel.”


Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul (3rd L), Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (3rd R) Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari (2nd L) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai (2nd R) arrive at Friday prayers during a break to the Turkey-Afghanistan-Pakistan Fifth Trilateral Summit’s in Istanbul December 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mustafa Demirel/Presidential Palace/Handout? Read more »

US needs to adapt to new Turkish posture, says FM Davutoğlu

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Turkish-U.S. relations have been through turbulent periods in the past and may become strained again, according to Turkey?s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who told journalists Saturday that Turkey wanted to be influential in global politics and have a more robust role in the relationship. ?It will take time for the U.S. to adapt to this situation, but I see this as a healthy process,? he said

Who won the latest genocide resolution battle in Washington?

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Those who imagine the US administration could break ties with Turkey in the future are badly mistaken.

Elmira Bayrasli: Turkey’s Answer to the Armenian Question

2010: A difficult year in Turkish-American relations

by ÖMER TAŞPINAR
As we approach the end of the year, it is time to take stock of 2010 and offer some predictions for next year in Turkish-American relations. Overall, 2010 proved to be a challenging year for the Washington-Ankara axis.

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