Israeli President Isaac Herzog traveled to the Turkish capital Ankara Wednesday, where he met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — the first such visit by an Israeli president in 14 years. While the leaders agreed to a fresh start in Turkish-Israeli relations, a group of activists staged a protest against Herzog’s visit, recalling the deadly 2010 Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship, the Mavi Marmara. The Israeli assault killed 10 Turkish activists, including one Turkish American.
Behesti Ismail Songur: “Future generations will view this partnership poorly. We are calling out to Turkish authorities: Turn back from this kind of a political and commercial relationship before it is too late. The world is not just about trade.”