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Normalized ties with Turkey are vital: Israeli MP | Anadolu Agency

Turkey, Israel bound by post-Arab Spring security threats, Turkish Foreign Ministry official asserts

Normalized relations between Israel and Turkey -- two "democratic and stable countries" -- is of particular importance in an unstable area like the Middle East, Israeli lawmaker Ksenia Svetlova said Friday in Istanbul.

Speaking at an event organized by Istanbul Kultur University's Global Political Trends Center, Svetlova stressed that Israel and Turkey had to take "joint action", particular in regards to the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara in 2010.

"You know Israel apologized [for the Mavi Marmara attack], as expected. The next step is compensation to be paid out to the families of the victims," she said.

"Here, Turkey has some responsibilities to coordinate the issues involved," Svetlova added.

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