Yildirim: Israel accepted all conditions of Turkey to normalize relations
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Israel accepted all the conditions of Turkey for normalization of relations, Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said June 28.
Yildirim said Israel also agreed to end the blockade of the Gaza Strip with Turkey’s mediation, TRT Haber news channel reported June 28.
The prime minister also noted that Turkey will send humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip in coming days.
Turkey and Israel signed an agreement on normalization of relations June 28.
Relations between Israel and Turkey deteriorated after the Freedom Flotilla incident in 2010, when a convoy of six ships, including one flying Turkey's flag, tried to approach the Gaza Strip with humanitarian aid and activists on board.
The flotilla was blocked and stormed by Israeli forces, with eight Turkish citizens being killed as a result.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Israel should apologize for the Freedom Flotilla incident, pay compensation to the families of those killed, and end the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
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