Tuesday, May 7, 2013

News the HP Doesn't Follow Up On: Israel-Turkey Talks

The Huffington Post covered the news that Israel and Turkey started talking about flotilla compensation, but it failed to cover the logic followup that occurred just hours later, where they figured out an agreement:

"Israel and Turkey have reached a draft agreement on compensation for the victims of a 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.

The draft agreement was reached during a meeting in Jerusalem on Monday between Turkish officials, headed by the deputy foreign minister, and Israeli government representatives.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Office said a final agreement was expected soon. It did not reveal details on Monday's agreement and said "additional clarifications" were needed on a "few issues."

Israel and Turkey are working to mend ties that were ruptured after the 2010 raid, which killed eight Turks and one Turkish-American when Israeli commandos stormed a ship bound for the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Israel maintains a blockade on the territory.

As part of the US-brokered rapprochement, Israel apologized to Turkey for the deaths and agreed to pay compensation to the victims as a step toward restoring ties."
We'll see if the Huffington Post does the right thing and follows up, but I for one doubt it.

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