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Turkey: Mavi Marmara compensation bill submitted

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Baku, August 17, AZERTAC

A bill concerning an approval of procedural arrangements between Turkey and Israel for payment of compensation to Mavi Marmara victims was submitted to the Turkish Parliamentary Speaker's Office in Ankara, Anadolu Agency reports.

According to the agreement between the two countries, Israel will pay $20 million to Turkey as compensation to families of the victims.

Under the deal, in addition to agreeing to Turkey’s humanitarian presence in Gaza, Israel will pay $20 million in compensation to the families of the Mavi Marmara victims.

According to the bill, Israel will pay the money in a single transaction through an account that will be opened by Turkey.

Turkey will convey the account to Israel through diplomatic channels.

According to the bill, Israel will send the money within 25 working days after the agreement comes into force.

The agreement will come into force when both sides report that they have completed their domestic law procedures.

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