Turkey: Mavi Marmara compensation deal with Israel this month

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said Tuesday that the deal for Israel to compensate the families of  Mavi Marmara pro-Palestinian activists killed in an Israeli commando raid should be approved after Turkey’s local elections on March 30. This agreement was presented by Ankara as the last barrier to normal relations between the two governments. The minister said that once the deal is signed, relations can be restored to the diplomatic level of ambassadors.


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