Ankara billboard thanks Erdogan for Netanyahu apology
Turkish authorities have been quick to design and post billboards thanking their prime minister for the "pride" experienced after Israel's apology
Following Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's public apology to Turkey over the handling of the Mavi Marmara flotilla in 2010, local authorities in Turkey have been quick to thank Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The Israeli PM “expressed Israel’s apology to the Turkish people for any mistakes that might have led to the loss of life or injury” aboard the aid ship raided by Israeli commandos in May 2010.
Since then, the Ankara Municipality has placed billboards along city streets to thank Turkey's prime minister for his role in securing the Israeli apology to Turkey for the raid.
Billboards placed on Ankara streets displayed a small and sad-looking photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alongside a larger, smiling photo of his Turkish counterpart, Erdoğan.
The billboards, addressing Erdoğan, read: “Israel apologized to Turkey. Dear prime minister, we are grateful that you let our country experience this pride.”
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