TURKISH MPS WITHDRAW FROM ISRAEL FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY
May 5, 2010 – 16:58 AMT 11:58 GMT
Most of the Turkish MPs, who were members of the Turkish-Israeli
friendship society, withdrew from the society in protest over Israeli
practices against the Palestinians, Israeli parliamentary sources
Robert Tibayev, a member of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) who
heads the Israeli side in that society, said that the majority of
the Turkish members withdrew from the society following the tension
in relations between the two governments in the wake of the Israel’s
Operation Cast Lead.
He told the Hebrew radio on Tuesday night that only four Turkish
opposition lawmakers were now present in the society, Palestinian
Information Center reported.