Is­rael and Turkey end six-year rift over flotilla

The Daily Telegraph - - World News -

Is­rael and Turkey have fi­nalised a deal to end a six-year diplo­matic rift that be­gan when Is­raeli com­man­dos killed nine Turk­ish ac­tivists aboard a flotilla bound for Gaza in 2010.

The agree­ment, en­cour­aged by the United States, re­stores full diplo­matic ties be­tween the two coun­tries and opens the path for a sig­nif­i­cant nat­u­ral gas deal.

Is­rael agreed to pay $20 mil­lion (£14.8 mil­lion) in com­pen­sa­tion to the fam­i­lies of the dead and wounded ac­tivists, who will drop fu­ture claims.

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