Itongadol.- Israel and Turkey are expected to announce reconciliation agreement and return to normalization within two weeks, political source in Jerusalem confirmed.
A senior political source confirmed claims made by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan that a normalization agreement between Israel and Turkey was nearing, and could be expected within ten days.
Erdogan made the comments in an interview with Charlie Rose that was set to air Tuesday. A source who spoke to Yedioth Aharonoth claimed that Prime Minister Netanyahu is expected to confirm the deal and bring in to a vote before the Cabinet.
Turkey and Israel\’s relations have gone sour after a 2010 IDF raid on the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish ship attempting to break the blockade on the Gaza Strip. Nine Turkish citizens were killed in the raid.
Since the incident, Erdogan has been incessantly attacking Israel and demanding it to apologize. The two countries called back their ambassadors, and all official ties between Jerusalem and Ankara have been severed.
A senior political source confirmed the report and said that "Erdogan feels it\’s the right time to make peace with Israel and bring the relationship back to normal. This is definitely a positive development. Turkey is an important regional ally and it is very important to restore its relationship with Israel, especially at such a turbulent time in the Middle East."