A moment of national unity in Turkey thanks to Ayalon

Israel ‘sorry’ over Turkey snub; Israel apologises to Turkey in a bid to defuse a row over the treatment of Turkey’s envoy in Tel Aviv.

Except Zaman daily, all newspapers from the left to the right, from the most pro-AKP to most anti-AKP, today had headlines against the diplomatic scandal made by Israil FM leadership…

An Apology Comes Up Short

from Istanbul Calling by Yigal Schleifer

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, inventor of “high chair/low chair” school of (bad) diplomacy (see photo above), has now issued an apology to Turkish ambassador Oguz Celikkol. From Ha’aretz:

A low blow: Israel puts Turkey down with snub  | ajc.com

Israel contrite over Turkey snub

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition

Turkey-Israel ‘snub’ row deepens

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Turkey is threatening to withdraw its ambassador from Israel in an escalating row between the once close partners.
Israel’s deputy foreign minister says “disrespect… is not my way”, in an attempt to defuse a row over his treatment of Turkey’s ambassador.

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