Turkey, Israel need to be allies in the fight against terror: Israeli diplomat
ANKARAThe director-general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, has thanked the Turkish government for what it did in the aftermath of the Istanbul attack that killed three Israeli citizens and underlined the need for an alliance in the fight against terror.
“I want to thank first and foremost the government of Turkey, which did everything to its capacity and helped the families of Israelis that came to take care of beloved ones. It helped us to get through any bureaucracy in the Turkish hospitals and bring the wounded and as well as deceased back home to Israel,” Gold said, according to an audio recording released by the Israeli diplomatic mission in Istanbul.
Gold came to Istanbul on March 20 to hold talks with Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioğlu and Istanbul Gov. Vasip Şahin about the terrorist attack perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Gold said Turkish and Israeli authorities also discussed how the two countries can work against terrorism.
“Because, in this war, we need to be allies, we need to defeat those who want to threaten and harm our peoles,” he said.