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Report: Turkey closes airspace to Israel following Gaza flotilla raid

HAARETZ.com (AP)

Posted on Jun. 28, 2010 at 1:30 am

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s prime minister is quoted as saying Monday that his country has closed its airspace to Israeli flights following a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters in Toronto that Turkey imposed the ban after the May 31 raid on a Turkish ship that was part of a six-vessel international aid flotilla, according to the state-run Anatolia news agency.

The prime minister, who is in Canada to attend a summit of the Group of 20 major industrial and developing nations, did not elaborate.

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