Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish Foreign Minister, said the country will sever ties with Israel unless it receives an apology over the deadly Israeli raid on a Turkish Aid Flotilla bound for Gaza. It was the first time Ankara explicitly threatened to terminate ties with the Jewish State. The public exchange between the two once close US regional allies followed talks last week by Turkish and Israeli officials aimed at mending fences. Instead, their positions appeared to have hardened. “Israel has three paths ahead: It either apologises, or accepts the findings from an international commission investigating the raid, or Turkey will cut off ties,” Davutoglu said. However, Israel indicated no intention of doing so.