ANKARA, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has warned to cut diplomatic ties with Israel if the latter does not apologize over the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in late May, which killed eight Turks on board.
"Israelis have three options: They will either apologize or acknowledge an international-impartial inquiry and its conclusion. Otherwise, our diplomatic ties will be cut off," Davutoglu was quoted by Monday's edition of the Hurriyet Daily News & Economic Review.
He made the remarks in an interview on Sunday with the paper on his plane returning from Kyrgyzstan.
"We showed them an exit road. If they apologize as a result of their own investigation's conclusion, that would be fine for us. But of course we first have to see it," he said.
In response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks last week that Israel would not apologize over the incident, which killed eight Turks and an American of Turkish origin, Davutoglu said, "Then the ties will never be repaired."
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