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Report: Kerry Meets With 'Marmara Martyr' in Washington

Secretary of State John Kerry met with the father of one of the “martyrs” killed during the Mavi Marmara flotilla incident.
By Arutz Sheva staff
First Publish: 5/22/2013, 12:02 PM

John Kerry
John Kerry
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Secretary of State John Kerry met with the father of one of the “martyrs” killed during the Mavi Marmara flotilla incident, according to a report in Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News.

Ahmet Dogan, whose son Furkan Doğan was a Turkish-American dual citizen, reportedly met with Kerry on May 17 in Washington.

According to the report, Dogan handed Kerry a letter to give to President Barack Obama, providing information about the pending trial of Israeli soldiers involved in the raid.

Kerry said he would personally give the letter to Obama, Davutoglu wrote on his Twitter account.

Dogan had previously said that he met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the start of his visit to Washington to give him the letter he wrote for Obama.

"[Erdogan] said he could give the letter to the U.S. president, but that it would be better if I gave it to him in person, so he asked me to join the delegation," Dogan said.

The 2010 Gaza-bound flotilla incident resulted in the death of nine Turkish nationals, who were on board the vessel seeking to pose a threat to Israel’s national security and infiltrate the borders of the Jewish state.