Thursday, June 17, 2010

Turkey to freeze relations with Israel

ANKARA, Turkey, June 17 (UPI) -- Turkey will freeze relations and halt billions of dollars in defense deals with Israel after Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship, Turkey said. Turkey is also preparing to issue sanctions against Israel as a step toward completely cutting off diplomatic relations, President Abdullah Gul said in a statement.He earlier said the government in Ankara would "never forgive" Israel for the May 31 raid, which killed nine pro-Palestinian activists, including eight Turks and a Turkish-American teenager.Link

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