Turkey's FM urges Israel to make self-criticism over FM's article

Davutoglu replied to questions of reporters on the article of Isreali FM.

Turkey's FM urges Israel to make self-criticism over FM's article

Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday that Turkey's rightful demands regarding Mavi Marmara attack should primarily be met for a possible high level meeting with Israel.

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, currently in eastern province of Erzurum within the scope of Third Conference of Ambassadors, replied to questions of reporters.

When recalled that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told a newspaper today that he proposed Davutoglu to meet in Jerusalem, Davutoglu said Turkey's rightful demands regarding Mavi Marmara raid should be met first.

"First, Israel should make self-criticism and Lieberman questioned this before addressing me", he said, adding that it must not forgotten that Turkish citizens was killed in the raid.

"This can not be made with articles, it can be made through a principled stance and through respect to contemporary diplomatic manners," Davutoglu said.

Turkey demands Israel offer apology for killing aid activists and compansate victims.

On May 31, Israeli soldiers attacked the "Palestine Our Route Humanitarian Aid Our Load" flotilla in international waters. Nine activists were killed and 54 others were injured by Israeli attacks.



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