Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama on May 16 in Washington.
The two leaders, who are considered close allies, will discuss the recent developments in the Middle East and the escalating situation in Syria.
The meeting was set against the backdrop of the normalization of ties between Israel and Turkey, following Jerusalem's apology to Ankara over the May 2010 raid of the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara, in which nine Turkish civilians were killed.
The apology, which ended a three-year diplomatic crisis between the two once-close allies, was mediated by U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Israel in March.
The negotiationsbetween Israel and Turkey regarding the restitution Israel will pay the victims' families will begin next week. Israel's negotiating team will be led by National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror and Dr. Joseph Ciechanover and Turkey's will be led by Deputy Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu.
Israel is reportedly willing to pay $100,000 to each family of the nine activists killed on board on the Mavi Marmara, while Turkey is reportedly demanding $1 million for each family.
Israel also aims to have the restitution agreement ensure that Turkey will not seek future legal action against Israel Navy commandos, Israel Defense Forces officers and government officials over the 2010 raid.