Turkey has agreed to accept lower compensation from Israel for the Turkish citizens killed in the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident, a senior Israeli official said.
Nine Turkish militants who attacked Israeli soldiers as they boarded the Mavi Marmara ship were fatally shot. Before Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu apologized to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the incident in a phone call this March, relations had soured between the two countries.
Earlier in December, Turkey and Israel resumed negotiations on compensation for the flotilla victims, according to Haaretz. Turkey had demanded $1 million for the family of each victim, but has since made a lower offer.
“The agreement is ready; all that’s left is to fill in the blank with a number. There are still differences regarding the amounts, but they have narrowed,” said the senior Israeli official.