Ankara Municipality billboards praise Erdoğan for Israeli apology
A billboard with photos of Israeli PM Netanyahu and his Turkish counterpart, Erdoğan, placed on a main street by the Ankara Municipality. (Photo: AP, Burhan Özbilici)
The Ankara Municipality has placed billboards along city streets to thank Turkey's prime minister for his role in the Israeli apology to Turkey for the 2010 Mavi Marmara raid.
Billboards placed on Ankara streets displayed a small and sad-looking photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alongside a larger, smiling photo of his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The billboards, addressing Erdoğan, read: “Israel apologized to Turkey. Dear prime minister, we are grateful that you let our country experience this pride.”