Sunday, February 15, spokesman of the Turkish governing party Omar Celik in an interview with a local TV station reported that Jerusalem and Ankara have managed to agree compensation payments to the relatives of the victims on Board of the ferry «Mavi Marmara».
According to the press-Secretary of the Party of justice and development, this will enable the two countries to soon sign an agreement on normalization of relations.
On 10 February in Geneva hosted a regular round of talks between Israel and Turkey. On February 11, upon return of the negotiating team in Israel, the office of the head of the government reported some progress in negotiations. Thus in the message it was stated that the parties failed to resolve their disputes.