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Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu shared a photo of Ahmet Doğan with US Secretary of State John Kerry on his Twitter account. DHA photo

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu shared a photo of Ahmet Doğan with US Secretary of State John Kerry on his Twitter account. DHA photo

The father of one of the victims of the deadly Israeli raid on the Mavi Marmara ship in 2010 met U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, on May 17.

Ahmet Doğan, whose son Furkan Doğan was a Turkish-American dual citizen, handed Kerry a letter for U.S. President Barack Obama and gave information about the pending trial of Israeli soldiers involved in the raid.

Kerry said he would personally give the letter to Obama, Davutoğlu wrote on his Twitter account.

Doğan had previously said that he met with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan before the start of his visit to Washington to give him the letter he wrote for Obama.

"[Erdoğan] said he could give the letter to the U.S. president, but that it would be better if I gave it to him in person, so he asked me to join the delegation," Doğan said.

The Israeli operation on the Gaza-bound flotilla left nine dead, all Turkish citizens. Following Israel's apology last March, both countries have launched talks on compensation for the victims and their families.


May/17/2013

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