Second round of compensation talks to be held in Israel today
Turkish and Israeli officials will meet for the second time to discuss compensation payments to the families of the victims of a 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. A group led by Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu will travel to Tel Aviv today to meet with Yaakov Amidror, Israeli prime minister's national security adviser. During the latest round of talks that were held on April 22 in Ankara, the two sides agreed on "the parameters that would determine the compensation". Turkish delegation today will present Israeli officials the medical reports of the 9 persons who were killed and the 54 persons who were wounded. The delegation will demand separate compensation for each of the victims wounded. Turkey hopes the sum of compensation that Israel will pay to the families of the Mavi Marmara raid victims will be determined at today's meeting. The desired formula is to create a fund by Turkish Foreign Ministry and have Israel to pay the total amount to this fund.