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Israeli, Turkish officials meet in secret, reach agreements

Mossad chief Yossi Cohen Joseph Ciechanover, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's special envoy to Turkey, met secretly in Switzerland on Wednesday with Feridun Sinirlioğlu, the Turkish Foreign Ministry's Undersecretary. The two nations agreed on a number of steps: Israel will found a compensations fund for victims of the raid on the Marmara; all charges against Israel will be cancelled; the ambassadors will be returned to work; and high-ranking Hamas official Saleh al-Arouri will be banned from entering Turkey.

 

Additionally, discussions on a gas pipeline from Israel to Turkey are expected to begin soon.