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Turkey to deliver 14,000-tons of supplies to Gaza before Eid

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Ankara, (IINA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Monday that 14,000 tons of supplies would be sailed to Gaza from Turkey before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Erdogan noted that the planned normalization of relations with Israel would see “basic necessities such as food, footwear, [and] clothing” sent from Mersin port in Turkey.

Diplomatic relations between the two countries were suspended in 2010 after Israeli commandos stormed the Mavi Marmara — a Turkish aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip — in international waters.

The attack on the six civilian vessels, which had been trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza, resulted in the death of nine Turkish citizens and left another 30 injured, one of whom later succumbed to his injuries.

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