Ashkenazi is not a fanatic like Mofaz. He is more like Barak, is a rational man, not a sadist or racist. Gaza and more than a thousand civilian deaths ? Well, in Gaza it was a collective crime of whole Israel, not Ashkenazi's own fault. As for Turkey, we have a government (islamically as fanatical as Hamas in truth) that hates Israel not because Israel commits crimes against humanity but because Israel commits crimes against muslims. Govt in Turkey also applies a lot of pressure on both army and judiciary (Zvi Bar'el knows a lot about this). Ashkenazi's visit will serve no purpose, will have no positive or negative influence, wasting of Israeli taxpayer money in my opinion.
Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition says targeted in blasts, toll may rise (Reuters)
from the article: IDF chief in Turkey to mend damaged ties