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Erdoğan: Agreement with Israel almost reached; normalization a matter of days, weeks

Turkish PM says in an exclusive interview with American journalist Charlie Rose, the only delay to assigning ambassadors & resuming diplomatic relations is final agreement on Turkish aide to Palestinians.



In an exclusive interview with American journalist Charlie Rose on Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that an agreement on compensation between Turkey and Israel had been reached and that normalization between the two countries was, “a matter of days, weeks” away. However, he also stated that discussions about Turkish humanitarian aide to Palestinians was holding up a finalization of the agreement.

Turkish PM Erdogan

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan addresses members of the parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara on January 28, 2014 – Photo: Adem Altan /AFP

Israeli diplomatic officials disputed assertions by the Turkish media on Monday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was delaying approval of a compensation agreement with Turkey that would bring to an end the Mavi Marmara saga. Continue Reading »

Turkey no longer protecting IHH: Sends police to detain members over Al-Qaida links


IHH, the Turkish aid organization behind the Gaza-bound flotilla & Mavi Marmama in 2010, reports storage facility near Syrian border was searched & employee was taken away by Police.



Turkish media said police have carried out raids in six Turkish cities, detaining several people allegedly linked to Al-Qaida, including an employee of a prominent Islamic charity.

Mavi Marmara

A crowd greets the Mavi Marmama, the lead ship of the ‘Gaza flotilla,’ upon its return to Istanbul, Dec. 26, 2010. – Photo: AP

The aid organization, IHH, confirmed Tuesday that its storage facility near the Syrian border was searched and an employee was detained. Continue Reading »