Turkey Threatens Ban on Israeli Commercial Flights

A secret meeting was held between Turkish and Israeli cabinet members in Brussels Wednesday to discuss the fallout from Israel's deadly commando raid on the Gaza aid flotilla. At this meeting Ankara's representatives "warned" that unless Israel formally apologizes and compensates the families of the 8 Turks who died in the operation, then Turkey would ban Israeli commercial airliners from Turkish airspace. Ankara has already told Jerusalem that it must request and receive prior permission for Israeli military flights to use Turkish airspace.

Source: Planet Data

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