Gaza, Alray - Israel entered on Wednesday Turkish aid truckloads via the Kerem Shalom crossing, in a first of kind move since the Israeli deadly raid on Mavi Marmara aid flotilla in 2010.
Asharq Al Awsat newspaper reported "400 truckloads with about 60 tons of humanitarian aid were accompanied by the President of the Turkish Red Crescent Organization."
Israeli spokesman is quoted as saying “Turkey has sent civilian aid to the Gaza Strip in coordination with Turkey for the first time,” indicating that “the aid came via vessel which docked at Ashdod port.”
"It’s a new page in Israeli-Turkey relations since flotilla crisis in 2010 after which Ankara refused to recognize Israeli control of the crossings to the Gaza Strip" He added.
“Turkey tried to break the Gaza siege through a global campaign, an episode of which was by sending the freedom flotilla, which was attacked by Israeli naval forces leaving 9 deaths among Turks.”
The Israel-Turkey talks over compensation to flotilla victims' families will begin next week.