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Erdogan approves Israeli compensation deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday signed a deal with Israel to compensate victims of the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara aid ship in 2010.

A statement by the Turkish president's press office said Erdogan approved "the procedural agreement about compensation between the Republic of Turkey and Israeli State."

According to the agreement, Israel will pay $20 million to the victims of the Mavi Marmara incidence 25 days after the treaty enters into force while Turkey will handle the distribution of the funds.

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