The Turkish government has delivered the necessary compensation to the families of the victims of Israel’s 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara flotilla, Finance Minister Naci Ağbal said on June 23, after controversy over delayed payments.
“Compensation payments have been made to the families of citizens who lost their lives in the attack on the Mavi Marmara ship,” state-run Anadolu Agency quoted Ağbal as saying.
The government-friendly Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (İHH) group, which had been involved in the organization of the Gaza-bound flotilla, criticizing the government for not paying compensation amounting to $20 million. The money had been provided by Israel over the killing of Turkish activists aboard the Mavi Marmara ship in May 2010. Read more here.