Turkey: Israel's Gaza strikes threaten rapprochement

Jul 11, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT
Indonesian muslims shout during a protest against the Israel military operation in Gaza on July 11, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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P.M. Tayyip Erdogan warned that the bombardment is delaying normalized relations between Israel and Turkey, which soured in 2010 after Israeli fighters attacked a Turkish ship. Israel has ruled out the possibility of a ceasefire and may be planning an invasion of the Gaza Strip.

Background:

Israel-Turkey ties will not normalize until Gaza assault stops [Middle East Online]

Turkey may be best hope for brokering end to fighting in Gaza [Business Insider]