Erdogan, who downgraded Israel’s diplomatic mission to Turkey after Israel refused to apologize for its May 2010 raid on the Gaza flotilla that killed nine people, including eight Turks, would not speculate about Turkey’s next move, according to Israeli news organization Ynet News, which carried a translation of the Al Shuruq interview.

“I don’t want to put the cart before the horses,” he said, “because any such plan is hinged upon Israel’s response and its willingness to accept a just solution that will preserve Turkey’s honor.”

“What I can say is that we are committed to four things: Protecting the rights and honor of the Turkish people, stopping Israel from disregarding international treaties and customs, implementation of Turkish demands through international tribunals, and ending the blockade on Gaza.”