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Latest News Wires Israel apologizes to Turkey for 2010 flotilla deaths

With an assist from President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday to take responsibility for the deadly Israel naval attack three years ago on a group of ships headed for the Gaza Strip.

By Ian DeitchAssociated Press / March 22, 2013

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Israel agreed to restore full diplomatic relations with Turkey in a surprising turnaround Friday after apologizing for a botched naval raid that resulted in the deaths of nine Turkish activists aboard an international flotilla bound for Gaza in 2010.