K.S. Rajan (5 Sep 2011)
"Turkey Says It Will Challenge Gaza"

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (second from left)
Photo / Fox News
Turkey is preparing to challenge Israel's blockade on Gaza at the International Court of Justice, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday, ratcheting up tensions between the once close allies.
The comments came a day after Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador and severed military ties with the country, angered over its refusal to apologize for last year's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.
EU Foreign Ministers meet in Sopot, Poland
Photo / Reuters
EU governments sought a common approach on Friday to a possible Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN this month but deep policy differences looked set to undermine the efforts. Austrian FM Michael Spindelegger said the EU could propose its own resolution but other diplomats said privately that several EU capitals opposed the idea.