Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu
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Turkey expels Israeli ambassador over Gaza flotilla row

Turkey has expelled Israel's ambassador and suspended all military agreements over its refusal to apologise for last year's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.

This comes a day after a leaked UN report said Israeli commandos used excessive force when they boarded an aid ship. Nine Turkish activists died.

The Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, said in a news conference that "Israel needs to understand that genuine peace can only be built by strengthening friendships and not by murdering the citizens of a friendly country."

  • 02 Sep 2011
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