Monday: Turkey rapprochements with Israel and Egypt….Tuesday: #Istanbul #AtaturkAirport terror attack

Terror shakes Istanbul hours after Turkey’s big diplomatic cmpaign to mend Russia, Israel ties
by Ali Kayalar
June 29, 2016

Another terror attack shook Turkey late on June 28, just as the country has launched a multifaceted diplomatic move to mend its broken ties with both Israel and Russia following major disputes. At least 36 people were killed [death toll risen to 45], according to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, in the attack on Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, the biggest in the country, by at least three militants. Less than a day before the attack, Turkey and Israel inked a deal to normalize ties after six years of mutual distrust stemming from an Israeli commando raid on the Mavi Marmara aid flotilla in May 2010 that killed 10 pro-Palestinian Turkish activists who were attempting to breach Israel’s Gaza blockade…Moreover, also just a day before the attack, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced that the country was ready to normalize ties with Egypt which deteriorated after a military coup staged by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in July 2013 against President Mohamad Morsi. READ MORE

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