A Turkish court today halted a case brought by victims of an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla that killed 10 people in 2010, a lawyer for the victims’ families said, following a deal in June to restore ties between Israel and Turkey.
Israeli-Turkish relations broke down in 2010 when Turkish pro-Palestinian activists were killed by Israeli commandos who raided the aid ship. The soldiers attacked the Mavi Marmara which was leading a flotilla to the besieged Gaza Strip.
Israel agreed to pay out $20 million to the families of those killed on the vessel, a crucial element in the restoration of ties.[Source: Middle East Monitor]