Israel says it expects to continue reconciliation with Turkey

Saturday, 16 July, 2016 - 20:30

Israel said Saturday it "respects" Turkey's democracy and expects to proceed with its recently launched reconciliation process with Turkey, in a first comment after Friday's failed military coup attempt.

"Israel respects the democratic process in Turkey," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The ministry added that the failed coup is not forecasted to affect the bilateral relations. "Israel expects the reconciliation process between the two countries will continue," the statement read.

On June 27, Israel and Turkey announced an agreement to normalize relations between them, nearly six years after an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish flotilla killed 10 Turkish pro-Palestinian activists in 2010.