Second round of compensation talks held in Jerusalem
Turkish and Israeli officials have met in Jerusalem yesterday for a second round of talks over a compensation fee for Israel’s raid on Mavi Marmara flotilla. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry and Israeli Prime Ministry officials yesterday agreed on a "draft agreement" about the terms of compensation for the families of victims. The Turkish delegation is led by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu, while the Israeli negotiating team is being led by National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who plays the role of a coordinator in the compensation talks, said that the amount of compensation had not been discussed, adding that the principles and parameters to be used to calculate the compensation had been determined instead. Arinc also said that they would discuss the compensation agreement in Parliament and later inform the public on the process.