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Boats off the strip are generally limited to six nautical miles offshore, and the Israeli navy regularly fires warning shots at Palestinians who breach it

Israeli Navy Stops Boat Attempting to Breach Gaza Blockade

TEL AVIV – The Israeli Navy foiled an attempted breach of the naval blockade around the Gaza Strip, arresting the eight Palestinians on board heading for Cyprus, some of whom were wounded while becoming embroiled in the recent clashes with Israeli forces along the border, the IDF said.

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Turkish Call to Drop Gaza Ship Case Against Israelis

A Turkish prosecutor called for charges related to a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound ship to be dropped following diplomatic reconciliation between Turkey and Israel, state media reported on Friday.

A demonstrator burns an Israeli flag as he sits between Turkish (L) and Palestinian flags during a protest against Israel on June 5, 2010 at Caglayan Square in Istanbu

Turkey’s Deputy PM Expects to Visit Israel Soon

Only a few hours after the Turkish Parliament formally approved the reconciliation agreement with Israel, high ranking Turkish officials have said that business will soon be back to usual, and that Deputy Turkish Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek is willing to come visit the Jewish state.

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Senior Hamas Officials Blast Israel-Turkey Normalization Deal

Shortly after Turkey and Israel forged a reconciliation deal, six years after the Mavi Marmara incident, senior Hamas officials revealed on Monday their opposition to the deal, claiming that the Palestinian terror organization was not a party to its consolidation.

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Israel and Turkey Set to Announce Normalized Relations Monday

Israel and Turkey are set to announce on Monday that they have reached a rapprochement agreement that will normalize relations between the two countries more than six years after ties between the erstwhile allies fell apart following the Mavi Marmara incident.

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Turkey Says Normalisation Deal Depends on Israel

Turkey said Wednesday that reaching a deal to normalise relations with Israel downgraded after a 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish vessel depended on steps taken by the Jewish state.

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Report: Turkey, Israel Set to Agree Normalisation Deal

Turkey and Israel will this weekend announce a deal on normalising ties, ending a six-year diplomatic crisis sparked by a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in which 10 Turkish nationals died, a report said Tuesday.

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Israel Denies it Detained Turkish Right-Wing Leadership

The Jerusalem Post reports: Claims that Israel detained a delegation from a far-right Turkish party at Ben–Gurion Airport on Thursday, including its leader, Mustafa Destici, are greatly exaggerated, according to the Foreign Ministry.

Graphic content / Injured people get assistance on the scene of an explosion on the pedestrian Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on March 19, 2016. A suicide bombing ripped through a famous shopping street in central Istanbul killing four people and injuring dozens less than a week after an attack by …

Israel Warns Against Turkey Travel After Attack Kills Three Citizens

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel’s government on Sunday warned against travel to Turkey after three of its citizens were killed in an Istanbul suicide bombing the previous day. The country’s anti-terrorism office raised its threat assessment and “recommends avoiding visits to

Israelis of Kurdish origin hold up Kurdish and Israeli flags as well portraits of Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom they labelled a 'terrorist', during a demonstration outside the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv on July 8, 2010

Report: Israel, Turkey Begin New Talks on Normalisation

ISTANBUL (AFP) –  Top officials from Turkey and Israel have begun new closed-door talks on a deal to normalise ties more than half a decade after relations were downgraded, a report said Thursday. Delegations led by powerful Turkish foreign ministry under-secretary

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Spanish Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Netanyahu

A Spanish judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials over the 2010 raid on a Gaza flotilla that was attempting to break an Israeli blockade, the Jerusalem Post reports.

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With Iran Ship, Obama Reaps What He Sowed in Gaza Flotilla

The international diplomatic and military crisis sparked by Iran’s decision to send an “aid” vessel directly to Yemen–along with an escort of warships–rather than to the international coordinating point in Djibouti was the latest escalation in Iran’s attempt to assert its new dominance as a regional power. Notably, Iran’s tactics mirror those used by Palestinian activists, backed by Turkey, in the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, when an Islamist “aid” ship challenged the Israeli navy off Gaza.