Compensation for flotilla raid victims
Turkish and Israeli officials sat down to negotiate for the first time since Israel’s prime minister apologized for a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound ship.
Israel,Turkey discuss compensation for flotilla raid victims
By Gul Tuysuz and Ivan Watson, CNN
Istanbul (CNN) — Turkish and Israeli officials sat down at the negotiating table for the first time since Israel’s prime minister apologized a month ago for a deadly 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship that left eight Turks and an American dead.
The one-day talks were held in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday. The two delegations discussed guidelines for determining how much Israel would compensate the families of the victims, according to Turkey’s semi-official Anatolian News Agency. Further talks are likely, although an exact timetable has not been released.
Relations between Israel and Turkey, once close military and economic partners in the region, ruptured after the botched raid of the ship Mavi Marmara nearly three years ago.