A Turkish child wears a Palestinian flag on his shoulders during an anti-Israeli protest in front of the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul. Israeli warships stormed a flotilla of aid ships, among them Turkish vessels, early on May 31, killing at least ten people and wounding 30 others off the coast of the Gaza Strip. Image Credit: AFP

Occupied Jerusalem: Turkey demanded Israel lift its blockade of Gaza as a condition for normalising relations but added it was time that "calm replaced anger" after Israel's deadly raid on a Turkish-backed aid flotilla.

"The future of ties with Israel will depend on the attitude of Israel," Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told a news conference on Wednesday on his return from the United States.

"I see no reason for not normalizing the ties, once the Gaza blockade is lifted and our citizens are released."

Turkey cancelled joint military exercises and recalled its ambassador from Israel after the flotilla incident on Monday.

Davutoglu said three of nine activists killed when Israeli commandos stormed ships trying to take aid to Gaza had been identified as Turks, while a fourth had a Turkish credit card.

He was speaking as Israel's navy prepared to block another aid ship, the MV Rachel Corrie, on course to enter Gazan waters on Wednesday.

Davutoglu spoke with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday to discuss the diplomatic crisis, and had been in New York a day earlier for a UN Security Council meeting called by Turkey to pass a resolution condemning Israel's actions.

Turkey was awaiting the repatriation on Wednesday of hundreds of activists from Israel, after sending civilian and military aircraft to bring them home.

"I told Mrs. Clinton on the phone that we would review all ties with Israel if our citizens were not released within 24 hours, which is tonight," Davutoglu said, though he noted two were too badly wounded to travel.