Israel, Turkey scramble to reach compromise on UN Gaza flotilla report

05.07.2011                      03.Tammus, 5771

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Israel, Turkey scramble to reach compromise on UN Gaza flotilla report

In last-minute effort ahead of the release of the UN report on last year's Gaza flotilla, Israeli and Turkish officials meet in New York in attempt to mend ties.

Three days before a UN report on last year's deadly flotilla raid is due, Israeli and Turkish officials were engaged in feverish behind-the-scenes diplomacy in an effort to mend the bilateral ties that ruptured after the death of nine passengers aboard a Turkish ship.
The activists were killed by Israeli naval commandos who encountered violent resistance when attempting to keep the vessel from breaching Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip….