Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on Friday said he had cancelled a plan to attend the Munich security conference in protest at the inclusion of Israeli representatives in a session on the Middle East.

“I was going to participate in the conference but we decided not to after they included the Israeli representatives in the Middle East session,” Cavusoglu told the Anatolia news agency from Berlin.

He emphasized that the decision should not be seen as a move against Germany, stressing, “Our relationship with Germany is not limited with the Munich conference.”

Cavusoglu’s announcement is the latest step in the deterioration in Israel-Turkey relations, which have steadily deteriorated over the past several years and reached their lowest point following the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident.

Source: Israel National News