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June 26, 2016 6:04 pm

Turkey, Israel Reach Reconciliation Agreement After Six Years of Suspended Relations

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Turkey and Israel indicated Sunday that they’re ready to restore diplomatic relations suspended six years ago after a deadly clash at sea between Israeli commandos and pro-Palestinian Turkish activists.

The deal was still being wrapped up by negotiators while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s traveled to Rome to meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, a senior Israel official said on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential talks.

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  • Andrew

    Why? Turkey can’t be trusted with their current leadership!

  • Jay Lavine

    Both countries will freely admit that they need each other. For one thing, the agreement will help alleviate the isolation of both countries. Importantly, it is to the strategic advantage of both of them. Turkey will provide what I would call the “bulgur bulwark” for Israel in the region.

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