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Press Release Regarding The Letter Of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon To Ambassador Oğuz Çelikkol , 13.01.2010

The expected apology from Israel has been received through the letter of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon to Ambassador Oğuz Çelikkol.

The following issues are emphasized in the letter:

“I wish to express my personal respect for you and the Turkish people and assure you that although we have our differences of opinion on several issues, they should be discussed and solved only through open, reciprocal and respectful diplomatic channels between our two governments.

I had no intention to humiliate you personally and apologize for the way the demarche was handled and perceived. Please convey this to the Turkish people for whom we have great respect.”