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Israel & Turkey Agree to Renew Relations as Turkish Activists Protest Visit from Israeli President

HeadlineMar 10, 2022

Israeli President Isaac Herzog traveled to the Turkish capital Ankara Wednesday, where he met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — the first such visit by an Israeli president in 14 years. While the leaders agreed to a fresh start in Turkish-Israeli relations, a group of activists staged a protest against Herzog’s visit, recalling the deadly 2010 Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship, the Mavi Marmara. The Israeli assault killed 10 Turkish activists, including one Turkish American.

Behesti Ismail Songur: “Future generations will view this partnership poorly. We are calling out to Turkish authorities: Turn back from this kind of a political and commercial relationship before it is too late. The world is not just about trade.”

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