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Turkish student village may herald thaw in ties with Israel

Turkish, IDF officials attend ceremony to inaugurate village built from 130 prefabricated cabins supplied by Israel as humanitarian aid in wake of 2011 earthquake in Van province.
"Only true friends give such caring assistance" the Turks said.


A small event on Monday in eastern Turkey, less than an hour's drive from the Iranian border, signaled a lull in the hostility that has been characterizing Israel-Turkey relations for over three years.

Three months after the devastating earthquake in the province of Van which killed over 600 people and left tens of thousands homeless, representatives of Israel's Defense Ministry joined senior officials in the province to inaugurate a student village, built from 130 prefabricated cabins that were supplied by Israel as humanitarian aid in the wake of the earthquake.

The Ankara government had originally refused Israel's

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Added: Feb-15-2012 Occurred On: Feb-15-2012
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Turkey, Village, Earthquake, Relations, Israel
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