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| Israel hopes U.N. panel will improve Turkish ties|
| Updated at: 1305 PST, Tuesday, August 03, 2010|
JERUSALEM: Israel hopes its decision to cooperate with a U.N. investigation into a deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla will improve relations with its once close ally Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor said on Tuesday.
The choice to cooperate with the U.N. investigation, which was announced on Monday, is "primarily meant, to my knowledge, for Turkey and Israel to find a way to bring relations back to a better place," Meridor told Israel Army Radio.