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Turkey-Israel Detente Advances Fueled by Energy Potential

Turkey and Israel may soon renew diplomatic ties, suspended after Israeli commandos killed nine Turks in a May 2010 raid on a Gaza Strip-bound flotilla, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

Turkey’s willingness to renew ties with Israel is being fueled by the domestic troubles of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the prospect of piping Israeli offshore gas to Turkey, analysts say.