Erdogan signs deal to repair Turkey's broken ties with Israel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signed a reconciliation deal with Israel as the countries work to put six years of strife behind them, his official website reported on Wednesday.

The agreement will see both countries appoint ambassadors for the first time since ties were ruptured in 2010 when 10 Turkish nationals died in a raid by Israeli naval commandos on a pro-Palestinian aid flotilla.

The deal foresees a payment of 20 million dollars from Israel to the families of those killed in the raid. In return, Turkey will not pursue legal action against the Israeli soldiers involved.

Turkey's parliament approved the agreement earlier this month. It will come into effect upon appearing in the government's official gazette.

Last update: Wed, 31/08/2016 - 15:49

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