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  5/21/2014, Iyar 21, 5774

Erdogan Thanks Israel for Actions Following Mine Disaster


Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday thanked Israel and Norway for canceling their national day receptions in Ankara in light of a mining disaster in Soma.

“Some of them called our president [Abdullah Gul], some phoned the parliament speaker [Cemil Cicek] and shared in our grief. I would like to thank the leaders of the friendly and brother countries who called me and offered their condolences,” Erdogan said, according to the Turkish daily Today’s Zaman.