Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a press conference in Istanbul on July 23, 2011
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a press conference in Istanbul on July 23, 2011. Erdogan has accepted an apology from his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu for the deaths of nine Turks during a 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, his office said Friday. © Mustafa Ozer - AFP/File
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at a press conference in Istanbul on July 23, 2011
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Last updated: March 22, 2013

Turkish PM accepts Israeli flotilla apology   

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accepted an apology from his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu for the deaths of nine Turks during a 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, his office said Friday.

"The two prime ministers agreed on making arrangements for compensation" to the victims' families, a statement said, adding that Erdogan had accepted the apology "in the name of the Turkish people".

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