Turkey Yet to Fulfill Its Side of Reconciliation Deal with Israel


flotilla-attackDespite Israel’s apology to Turkey three months ago over the Mavi Marmara incident, Ankara has yet to fulfill any of its commitments as part of the reconciliation agreement brokered by President Obama, Yediot Achronot reported.

Turkey was to normalize diplomatic relations, including an exchange of ambassadors, and was to terminate all legal proceedings against IDF soldiers involved in the raid. However, the Turks now say they cannot guarantee that IDF soldiers and officers would not be prosecuted.

Israel had agreed to pay $5 million in restitution, while Ankara demanded $40 million. During talks held over the past few days the Turks have agreed to receive $24 million from Israel, while the Israeli side raised its offer to $14 million.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}