Turkish President Approves Israel Compensation Deal

kkkIsrael to pay $20M compensation to the families of 2010 raid on Gaza-bound aid ship.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signed a landmark compensation deal with Israel Wednesday in an attempt to mend fences between the two countries.

According to a statement issued by Turkish presidency’s press office, Erdoğan approved “the procedural agreement about compensation between the Republic of Turkey and Israeli State”.

In line with the deal, Israel would pay $20 million compensation to the families of the victims of a 2010 Israeli raid on the Mavi Marmara, a Gaza-bound aid ship.