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Report: Turkey drops case against Israeli officers

  • Family members chant slogans and hold photos of victims of the Mavi Marmara ship, outside the city's main courthouse after the trial in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says a court has dropped a case against Israeli military officials accused over the deaths of 10 Turkish activists, a decision aligned with a reconciliation pact between Turkey and Israel. (AP Photo/ Emrah Gurel)

    Family members chant slogans and hold photos of victims of the Mavi Marmara ship, outside the city's main courthouse after the trial in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says a court has dropped a case against Israeli military officials accused over the deaths of 10 Turkish activists, a decision aligned with a reconciliation pact between Turkey and Israel. (AP Photo/ Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Family members hold up photos of victims of the Mavi Marmara ship, the lead boat of a flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip, which was stormed by Israeli naval commandos in a predawn confrontation, outside the city's main courthouse after the trial in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says a court has dropped a case against Israeli military officials accused over the deaths of 10 Turkish activists, a decision aligned with a reconciliation pact between Turkey and Israel. (AP Photo/ Emrah Gurel)

    Family members hold up photos of victims of the Mavi Marmara ship, the lead boat of a flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip, which was stormed by Israeli naval commandos in a predawn confrontation, outside the city's main courthouse after the trial in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says a court has dropped a case against Israeli military officials accused over the deaths of 10 Turkish activists, a decision aligned with a reconciliation pact between Turkey and Israel. (AP Photo/ Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pro-Islamic activist Adem Ozkose gestures as family members hold up photos of victims of the Mavi Marmara ship, the lead boat of a flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip, which was stormed by Israeli naval commandos in a predawn confrontation, outside the city's main courthouse after the trial in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says a court has dropped a case against Israeli military officials accused over the deaths of 10 Turkish activists, a decision aligned with a reconciliation pact between Turkey and Israel. (AP Photo/ Emrah Gurel)

    Pro-Islamic activist Adem Ozkose gestures as family members hold up photos of victims of the Mavi Marmara ship, the lead boat of a flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip, which was stormed by Israeli naval commandos in a predawn confrontation, outside the city's main courthouse after the trial in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says a court has dropped a case against Israeli military officials accused over the deaths of 10 Turkish activists, a decision aligned with a reconciliation pact between Turkey and Israel. (AP Photo/ Emrah Gurel)  (The Associated Press)

Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency says a court has dropped a case against Israeli military officials charged in the deaths of 10 Turkish activists, a decision aligned with a reconciliation pact between Turkey and Israel.

Under a deal reached this year, Israel agreed to pay $20 million in compensation to the victims of a 2010 Israeli naval raid on a Turkish aid ship trying to reach Gaza. In return, Israeli nationals would not be held criminally or financially liable for the incident.

The Israeli military officials, including the former military chief, were on trial in absentia in Istanbul, held responsible for the deaths of nine activists. A tenth victim died in a hospital in 2014.

Last week a prosecutor, citing the deal, requested that the case be dropped.