Monday, August 2, 2010

(NEWS) Turkey: Antalya Mayor Calls On Israelis To Return

"Amid sharp drop in Israeli tourism due to crisis over flotilla raid, mayor of Turkish city tells reporters he opposes Erdogan's policy, promises Israelis will be welcomed with open arms. 'Relationship between our countries crucial to entire region's stability,' Mustafa Akaydın says.

Antalya Mayor Mustafa Akaydın condemned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policy and called on Israelis to once again fill the city's streets and hotels, this after Israel lifted a severe warning on travel to the country.

'The friendly relations between our two nations are important to me. I am concerned about the deterioration in ties,' he told Israeli reporters on Monday."

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