Erdogan: We are elevating Turkey to a position of power, as it was in the past

As we reported yesterday, not only did Netanyahu apologize to Erodgan yesterday, but also agreed to compensate the victims of those who did in the 2010 flotilla incident. And of course Erodgan is praising the fact that Turkey took a stand and got Israel to apologize.

But it’s still not over yet. Erdogan also wants Israel to lift it’s Naval blockade of Gaza and then he will be satisfied. I would say I don’t see how that could happen, but then I also never thought Bibi would be apologizing either.



And lastly, if not most important, Erdogan says they are entering a new period in both Turkey and the Middle East. He adds

We are at the beginning of a process of elevating Turkey to a position so that it will again have a say, initiative and power, as it did in the past.”

Wow. Can we say Revelation 13:3?

And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.”

YNET NEWS – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan commented on Israel’s official apology over the 2010 Marmara raid and said “it was offered the way we wanted.”

Addressing the restoration of diplomatic ties through the appointment of ambassadors he said, “We will see what will be put into practice during the process. If they move forward in a promising way, we will make our contribution. Then, there would be an exchange of ambassadors.”

Turkey’s official news agency Anatolia quoted Erdogan as saying that the process of removing the embargoes on Gaza has started, adding that the entry of civilian goods into Palestinian territories should expand to include all border gates.

The Turkish prime minister disclosed that officials from the two countries would work on a compensation agreement. “We took a stand but we managed to resolve the process without being (overly) intractable” he concluded.

According to Erdogan, Israel had met all of Turkey’s demands apart from the issue of the Gaza blockade but noted it is starting to lift the blockade. The Turkish PM confirmed that he is scheduled to visit Gaza and the West Bank in April as part of efforts to “find a solution to the peace process.”

He expressed hope that the apology will make way to a broader Mideast settlement. “I hope that common sense will prevail in order to solve the ongoing suffering and see a withdrawal to 1967 borders,” he told reporters.

Erdogan linked the reconciliation to Ankara’s ambitions to play a more dominant role in the region.

“We are entering a new period in both Turkey and the region,” said Erdogan, who plans to visit the Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip, next month.

“We are at the beginning of a process of elevating Turkey to a position so that it will again have a say, initiative and power, as it did in the past.

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