Ahmed Davutoglu denied speculation Israel's recent apology for the deadly clash at sea with a Turkish ship in 2010 was meant to open the door to direct talks on Syria.
"This will be Turkey's stance both today and tomorrow," Davutoglu said in a television interview Thursday. "Turkey will never discuss Syria's future with Israel."
The 2010 encounter between the Israeli navy and a ship bringing supplies to the Palestinian territories left eight Turks and an American dead. Davutoglu said the Israeli apology was solely intended to end a long-running rift that did not benefit either country.