World Bulletin/News Desk
More than 80,000 Turkish descended Jews living in Israel are glad about Israel's apology to Turkey.
Releasing a written statement, Zali De Toledo, head of the "Association of People From Turkey living in Israel" said they were glad that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized from Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and committed to pay compensation.
He said the association was ready to act as a bridge on the normalization of the bilateral relations of Turkey and Israel.
Toledo said their community was the most negatively affected group from the cold relations of the two countries, therefore they were very happy that the relations would be normalized.
According to the Israeli statistics institute, a total of 70,407 people immigrated to Israel from Turkey since its establishment to 2001.
Around 20,000 Turkish descended Jews have double citizenship.Last Mod: 26 Mart 2013, 13:04