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Vote heals Turkey-Israel rift

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>> Turkish lawmakers voting Saturday to restore relations with Israel. Ties were cut off six years ago because of this incident. Israeli Marines storming a Turkish Coastguard ship to to enforce a blockade of the Gaza Strip. Ten Turks were killed in the attack. Now Israel has agreed to pay $20 million to the bereaved and injured.
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In return, Ankara will drop all outstanding legal claims. Turkish MPs say there are good reasons for a deal.>> I don't think there will be a problem with implementation. Israel is dependent on Turkey for security. They can't afford to be against us while it's surrounded by Arab and Islamic countries.
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Secondly, there are natural gas resources in the Mediterranean that they are pursuing and we want to be a part of it. The shortest and safest route to transport the natural gas to Europe, is through Turkey.>> Ambassadors from both countries will now be appointed. The Turkish president, Tayyip Erdoğan, it's a good time to make friends.
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Relations with the west increasingly strained amid criticism of Turkey's sweeping crackdown on domestic opponents.