Israeli Deputy called to lower the level of diplomatic relations with Turkey
TEL AVIV, 13 Dec — RIA Novosti. An Israeli member of Parliament Ksenia Svetlova urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reduce the level of diplomatic relations with Turkey after the statements of its President Tayyip Erdogan.
Erdogan, speaking Wednesday at an extraordinary summit of the organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, called Israel “a terrorist state” and suggested to proclaim Jerusalem the capital of Palestine in response to the US action, which recognized the city as the capital of Israel.
“I appeal to you, Mr. Prime Minister and Minister of foreign Affairs, with a proposal to consider lowering the level of diplomatic relations with Turkey and to test the possibility of additional diplomatic measures to respond to unacceptable the statements of the Turkish President”, — quotes the treatment Svetlova, the press service of the party “the Zionist camp”.
“Erdogan calls Israel a “terror state”, but it’s better to look at yourself in the mirror! He has opened the border with Syria and has allowed thousands of jihadists to enter the country. Turkey under his leadership supports the terrorists of Hamas and fueling the flames of conflict around the Temple mount, which endanger the lives of Israelis and Palestinians,” said Svetlov.
Israel and Turkey only a year ago re-exchanged ambassadors, agreeing on the settlement of the six-year conflict. Prior to this downgrading of diplomatic relations was a reaction to the incident with “freedom Flotilla” — the interception in the 2010 Israeli commando convoy of ships that ran the blockade of the Gaza strip and the death of nine Turks participants of the voyage.
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