Turkey Insists on Apology From France Over Naval Standoff, bloomberg.com

Turkey’s defense minister said Friday his country still expects an apology from NATO ally France over a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea that prompted Paris to suspend its involvement in a NATO naval operation.

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar claimed that France has yet to submit technical data to NATO to support its claims that a Turkish warship escorting a cargo vessel suspected of involvement in arms trafficking to Libya used targeting radar to illuminate the French frigate Courbet.

“We are still awaiting an apology from our French allies,” Akar said at an event at Istanbul’s Bogazici University. “We won’t allow them to close (this incident) and will follow it until the end.” Läs artikel