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Is Turkish Support of Palestine Drawing to a Close?

Israel was sharply criticized during the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, where ten unarmed activists were shot dead by Israel commandos who also left dozens injured.

Mavi Marmara
Turkish peace activists were slaughtered during an Israel attack on the Mavi Marmara in 2010. But the solidarity between Turkey and Palestine is changing for the worse. Photo courtesy:
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(SALEM, Ore.) - The Turkish Sabah Daily's website has reported that a delegation from the Economic Policy Research Center of Turkey traveled to Israel to discuss the creation of an industrial zone in the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River.

According to the Turkish delegation, the meeting with the right-wing Likud party's head of regional cooperation involved discussions of how to create the industrial zone near Jenin through Turkish investment, and also with support of Israel, the US and other European support.

Israel was sharply criticized during the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, where ten unarmed activists were shot dead by Israel commandos who also left dozens injured. But political tensions have reportedly led to a number of meetings between the two governments.

These interactions and negotiations come even Erdogan's government has in the past, been regarded as a strong source of support for the occupied Palestinians.

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