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Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres sent condolences to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the death of his mother, according to a statement from his office.
Relations between the two countries have been strained since Israeli commandos intercepted a Turkish aid boat headed for the Gaza Strip last year and killed nine people in clashes with activists who tried to stop them from boarding.
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