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Press Release Regarding The Remarks Of The Commander Of The Idf Army Headquarters Avi Mirzahi , 14.02.2009

The Ambassador of Israel to Ankara Gavriel Levy was summoned today to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey by the Undersecretary of the Ministry concerning the remarks of the Commander of the IDF Army Headquarters, Avi Mirzahi, made on February 10, 2009.

The statement, which contains unacceptable accusations and nonsensical remarks against both our Prime Minister and our country as well as expressions in contrary to all diplomatic practice and historical and contemporary facts, was protested and a concurrent diplomatic note was delivered. Furthermore, emphasising that these remarks were baseless and unacceptable, an urgent explanation from the Israeli authorities was demanded.