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Kerry to Israel, Turkey in bid to boost peace process, solidify ties

By: Elise Labott / CNN Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Israel and Turkey this weekend to try to jumpstart the long-stalled Mideast peace process and build on the two nations’ efforts to repair ties, U.S. and Turkish officials said Wednesday. Kerry moved up his Monday departure for London and then South Korea, China and Japan in order to capitalize on the reconciliation President Barack Obama brokered between Turkey and Israel during his visit to the region last month, according to the officials, who spoke on anonymity because the trip had not been announced. He will also discuss the crisis in Syria.