Turkish dailies display this photo of meeting with the Turkish ambassador and Israeli vice FM minister and are angry with Ayalon (L)’s arrogant attitude. Ambassador was hosted like this…
During the meeting, Turkey’s ambassador was seated in a low sofa, and facing him, in higher chairs, were Ayalon and two other officials – an arrangement carried out at Lieberman’s orders.
A photo-op was held at the start of the meeting, during which Ayalon told the photographers in Hebrew: “Pay attention that he is sitting in a
lower chair and we are in the higher ones, that there is only an Israeli flag on the table and that we are not smiling.”
Israeli officials: Liberman wants to keep tense ties with Turkey
Meanwhile, ministry sources said Monday that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was trying to stop Defense Minister Ehud Barak from visiting to Turkey next week, in order to keep up the recent tensions between the two allied countries.
Like the arrival of the full moon or utility bills, we can now come to safely expect a monthly flare-up in the relations between Turkey and Israel.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (left) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan give a press conference in Ankara. Both men lashed out at Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace and air strikes in Gaza, warning they were undermining prospects for peace in the region.
On February 7, 2008, Antwerp?s Court of Appeal acquitted seven members of the DHKP/C, accused of directing terrorist operations from their headquarters in Knokke-Heist, a quiet town on the Belgian coast. In other words, the judge envisioned the Knokke cell as a mere propaganda arm of the DHKP/C in Belgium, and not as a terrorist cell.
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu toured the southeastern city of Mardin as part of a brand-new strategy to explain Turkey?s foreign policy throughout the country, especially in long-neglected Anatolia.”
Excerpt from Andrew Mango (1998) ?Turkey and the enlargement of the European mind?, Middle Eastern Studies, 34: 2, 171-192.
It has been more than three months since the Turkish and Armenian foreign ministers signed the two protocols that were supposed to launch a historic reconciliation and rapprochement process between Yerevan and Ankara.