January 13, 2010
H.E. The Ambassador of Turkey
Mr. Ahmet Oguz Celikkol
I wish to express my personal respect for you and the Turkish people and assure you that although we have our differences of opinion on several issues, they should be discussed and solved only through open, reciprocal and respectful diplomatic channels between our two governments.
I had no intention to humiliate you personally and apologize for the way the demarche was handled and perceived. Please convey this to the Turkish people for whom we have great respect.
I hope that both Israel and Turkey will seek diplomatic and courteous channels to convey messages as two allies should.
Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel