Reconciliation with Turkey? Not with Erdogan

(Israel Defense) Nitzan Nuriel - So long as Erdogan remains prime minister of Turkey, there is no chance for genuine, full reconciliation between the countries. Erdogan does not accept Israel's activities, he has acted defiantly in the past, and his stance with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is known. It is not good for Israel to be in a state of high intensity friction with Turkey. Therefore, measures that are intended to reduce the friction are correct, but we must not be tempted to believe that these will fundamentally change Erdogan's opinions towards Israel. Brig.-Gen. (res.) Nitzan Nuriel is the former head of Israel's Counter Terrorism Bureau.

2013-04-03 00:00:00

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