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  4/15/2013, Iyar 5, 5773

Turkey: Israel will Have to Pay Significant Amounts


Compensation talks between Israel and Turkey don't have to become "dirty negotiating", according to a senior Turkish official who spoke to the Hürriyet Daily News on the condition of anonymity on Monday. The source said Israel must be prepared to pay "significant sums" and that Turkey was interested in starting the talks next week.

Turkey previously cited a figure of ten million dollars in the 2010 deaths of nine Turkish activists following their attack on Israeli commandos who boarded the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara to prevent it from breaking the naval blockade of Gaza.