The U.S. government is considering to offer Turkey a deal in which Ankara would stop a second Gaza flotilla due to depart later this month in exchange for the opportunity to host an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit in Ankara, the Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman reported Friday... Today's Zaman quoted the Turkish Hurriyet daily as reporting that the U.S. was due to officially ask Turkey to host a major peace conference in return for mending its ties with Israel and preventing the second Gaza-bound flotilla. According to Hurriyet, U.S. officials have been trying to get a sense of how Turkey would react to such a proposal, and one U.S. official said that Ankara seems unlikely to accept the offer without Israel apologizing for the IDF raid..."
Washington trying to block sail of freedom flotilla
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- The US administration is trying to convince Turkey to block the sail of the Freedom Flotilla 2, which is carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, a Hebrew daily reported on Saturday.
Haaretz said that Washington was proposing in return that Ankara would host Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, while promising to boost Turkey’s status in the region.
The paper, which was quoting the Turkish press, said that the US was probing Turkey’s possible response to such proposals, adding that American sources predicted Ankara would turn down the idea.
Organizers of the freedom flotilla 2 said that the ships carrying Turkish and European activists and relief material intend to set sail to Gaza on 20th June.
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