Peres: Israel has 1000 Reasons to Be Friend with Turkey

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Zionist President Shimon Peres said that the Zionist entity has a thousand reasons to be friends with Turkey, expressing his satisfaction with the resumption of relations with Ankara.

“I can think of a thousand reasons why Turkey and Israel should be friends; I cannot find one reason why they shouldn’t be friends,” Peres said in an interview with CNN Turk on Sunday.

Peres stated that somehow both Israel and Turkey “wanted to put an end to this misunderstanding and return to the good relations that have existed between Turkey and ourselves for many good years.”
He added that Israel and Turkey are both concerned over the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria.
On Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the true motive to resume ties with Turkey was Tel Aviv’s “concerns over Syria’s chemical weapons.”

On Friday, Tel Aviv announced a full resumption of diplomatic relations with Ankara after Netanyahu phoned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and apologized to him over the deaths of nine Turkish activists in an Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound international flotilla.

The Israeli military attacked the Freedom Flotilla in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea on May 31, 2010, killing nine Turkish nationals aboard the Turkish-flagged MV Mavi Marmara and injuring about 50 other activists that were part of the team on the six-ship convoy.
 

Source: Agencies
25-03-2013 – 16:45 Last updated 25-03-2013 – 16:45

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