URGENT ¥¥¥ Turkey confirms Israeli apology over 2010 flotilla raid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apologised to Turkey for the deaths of nine Turks during a raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla in 2010, a source close to the Turkish government confirmed Friday.

"Apologies have indeed been offered," the source told AFP on condition of anonymity, after Netanyahu's office confirmed a senior US official's report that the Israeli leader had apologised to the Turkish people and said Israel would offer compensation for the incident.