Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a meeting of the Turkish government that Israel and Turkey have concluded negotiations on the settlement of the bilateral conflict. «The communiqué will be published in the coming days,» he said.
According to the newspaper Hurriyet, the government meeting was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It discussed issues such as the establishment of relations with Egypt and the establishment of a security zone on Syrian territory.
Note that the first reports that an agreement was to be signed in the near future, appeared in the Turkish media back in mid-January 2016. The source of this information was one of the coordinators of talks with the Turkish side.
In accordance with the January publication, negotiated the issue of compensation to the victims of the interception of the freedom flotilla, and Turkey will be able to supply in the Gaza strip of humanitarian assistance, which can be interpreted as the partial lifting of the blockade.
On January 27 it was reported that Israel gave Turkey a draft agreement that would settle all disputed issues of bilateral relations. He became the first written document between the parties during the negotiations.
The project was discussed at the talks held in early February, but on 11 February it became known that the talks of the delegations, headed by personal representative of the Prime Minister of Israel Josef Ciechanover and Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Feridun sinirlioğlu has not managed to overcome all odds.
February 23 controls the Gaza strip, the group Hamas issued a statement that contained an ultimatum: either in the sector will be built a sea port, or Israel is waiting for a new war. The ultimatum has caused outrage in Egypt, accusing Hamas of helping the Islamists in Sinai.