By Jennifer Lipman, June 2, 2010
Turkey’s foreign minister has said the country would normalise ties with Israel if it lifts the blockade of Gaza
Following the IDF raid of a flotilla ship on Monday, which left nine dead including several Turkish nationals, Ahmet Davutogu said: "It is time calm replaces anger".
He said: "I see no reason for not normalising the ties, once the Gaza blockade is lifted and our citizens are released."
His comments came as Turkish planes arrived in Israel to take the activists home.