August 04, 2020

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PM Yildirim announces Turkish-Israeli normalized ties

PM Yildirim announces Turkish-Israeli normalized ties

ANKARA (AA) – Turkey announced Monday a deal to normalize relations with Israel after six years of frosty ties.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that after the deal, set to be signed Tuesday, his country and Israel would again have ambassador representation in each other’s country.
Also under the deal, Israel will pay $20 million compensation to families of the victims of the 2010 Mavi Marmara raid that triggered the bad ties, Yildirim told a press conference at the Cankaya Palace.
A Turkish ship carrying 10,000 tons of aid will also move toward the Israeli port of Ashdod on Friday, Yildirim added.
Turkey and Israel reached the reconciliation agreement late Sunday to normalize relations more than six years after Israeli troops stormed a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the Mavi Marmara, in international waters.