UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says there has been some progress in improving Turkish-Israeli relations but Israel has not yet fulfilled all conditions for normalizing ties.
Relations between the former allies soured dramatically after Israeli commandos stormed a pro-Palestinian ship trying to breach a blockade of the Gaza Strip in May 2010. The raid killed eight Turks and one Turkish-American.
Under a U.S.-brokered rapprochement in March, Israel apologized to Turkey for the deaths and agreed to pay compensation.
But Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told a news conference Wednesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly that there are three conditions that are important to Turkey.
He said two have not been fulfilled yet — compensation to victims of the attack and ending Israeli restrictions "against Palestine."