Turkey on Wednesday submitted to parliament a deal to normalize ties with Israel after it was delayed by the July 15 military coup attempt, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

The agreement has been forwarded to parliament for ratification before the legislative body goes into summer recess later this month.

In June, Ankara and Tel Aviv signed a deal to restore their ties which hit an all-time low after the 2010 raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship that left 10 Turks dead.

The text of the agreement submitted to parliament reaffirms that the Israel authorities will pay Turkey $20 million (17.8 million euros) in compensation within 25 days.

The legal case targeting the Israeli commandos who staged the raid will also be dropped, the report said.

Israeli cabinet ministers in June approved the deal reached with Turkey, leaving Ankara to make the final ratification step.

But the Turkish government failed to send the deal to parliament because of time pressure created by the failed coup attempt by rogue elements in the military, which Turkey blames on US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen.

Once the normalization deal is ratified by parliament, Turkey and Israel will begin the process of exchanging ambassadors to fully restore their diplomatic ties.

It is not clear on which day the deal will be debated.

 

AFP

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2016-08-18 03:29

This deal was before Erdogan goes on official visit to Iran..hum..

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-18 05:17

So this mean Turkey’s is gonna dump Hamas backing?
Frankly, if I were Netanyahu, I’d NEVER trust Gollum!
I bet Gollum has no vices and, as Sun Tzu said, introduce me a guy with no vices, I’ll be concerned as he has treason planted inside. Just consider he delt a free trade/free border crossing with Assad… Now just look how he used it…