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  אדר 9, 5774 , 09/02/14

Turkish Foreign Minister: Close to Normalized Relations

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey said, Sunday evening, that "this is the closest point to normalization with Israel since the incident" in which Israel diverted the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara from its May 2010 attempt to break the Gaza naval blockade. Nine Turkish citizens were killed after terrorists on board the ship attacked the Israeli commandos who boarded to divert it to Ashdod.

Interviewed by Turkish television, Davutoglu said, "Recently there has been momentum and a new approach in the talks about reparations [to the families of the victims -ed.]. One can say that most of the disagreements have been removed from the table in these talks."

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