Turks gather in Istanbul, on the fourth anniversary of the Mavi Marmara ship, background, the lead boat of a flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip which was stormed by Israeli naval commandos in a predawn raid killing at least 9 passengers and wounding dozens more. Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced Monday, June 27, 2016, that Turkey and Israel have reached a deal to normalize ties after six years of strain.

Israel And Turkey Strike Deal That Would Secure Control Of Syrian Oil

Israel agreed to establish a $20 million fund for activists killed in a 2010 attack on a Turkish aid ship bound for Palestine, but the deal has far more to do with oil than human rights.

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