Israel Hopes "Common Sense Will Prevail" in Turkey Row

(AFP) Mohammed Hossam - Israel's public diplomacy minister Yuli Edelstein said on Wednesday that he hoped "common sense would prevail" in former friend and ally Turkey in the diplomatic crisis the two governments are now embroiled in. "Despite the attempts on the Turkish side to provoke an escalation, we are acting with restraint," he told public radio. Former Israeli ambassador to Cairo and consul in Ankara Elie Shaked said that Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan saw himself as "the new sultan of the Middle East, which he wants to lead by political means." But "the countries of the region, including the generals who rule Egypt, but also Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, do not favor Turkish hegemony."

2011-09-15 00:00:00

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