Israel and Turkey to resume diplomatic dialogue after six years

Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem to travel to Turkey for a series of diplomatic meetings with local officials.Nitsan Keidar, 1/31/2017, 1:12 AM

'Drop charges against Israelis in Mavi Marmara incident'

Turkish lawyer calls to abide by terms of Turkey-Israel agreement and stop prosecutions against Israelis.AFP and Arutz Sheva, 12/2/2016, 1:57 PM

Israel's new ambassador to Turkey arrives in Ankara

Israel's new ambassador to Turkey, Eitan Naeh, arrives in the capital, becoming Israel's first envoy to Turkey since 2010.Elad Benari, 12/2/2016, 4:42 AM

Marmara families won't drop lawsuits

Despite receiving compensation from Israel, families of Turkish Islamists killed in 2010 flotilla vow to pursue criminal cases.Elad Benari, 10/30/2016, 5:44 AM

Israel and Turkey to discuss gas pipeline

Israel and Turkey agree to begin discussions on building a gas pipeline to pump Israeli gas to Europe.Elad Benari, 10/14/2016, 4:44 AM

Steinitz to meet Turkish counterpart in Istanbul

Israel's Energy Minister expected to meet his Turkish counterpart on Thursday.Elad Benari, 10/9/2016, 6:42 AM

'Turkey'd best think twice before criticizing us'

Facing criticism from Turkey, Jerusalem responds: "We will continue to defend the citizens of Israel from rockets shot into our territory."Nitsan Kedar, 8/22/2016, 9:42 PM

Turkey still supports the 'Palestinian cause'

"Normalization of relations with Israel does not mean that we will be silent in the face of attacks against the Palestinian nation."Yedidya ben Or, 8/22/2016, 4:22 PM

Deputy Turkish PM seeks to visit Israel, mend ties

After 6 years of estrangement between Israel and Turkey, Deputy Turkish PM has announced that he expects to visit Israel soon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2016, 10:38 PM

'Turkey has stabbed Hamas in the back'

Dr. Mordechai Kedar praises the Israel-Turkey deal. 'Renewal of diplomatic ties without removing the Gaza blockade is a strategic coup.'Benny Tocker, 6/29/2016, 3:12 AM

Marmara lawyer: Suit against soldiers to continue

Prosecutor for terrorist activists killed on the Mavi Marmara to continue with civil lawsuit against Israeli soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2016, 10:39 PM

Netanyahu: Ministers knew of Turkey negotiations

Sources close to Netanyahu reject claims that the cabinet was kept in the dark about the reconciliation deal with Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2016, 8:53 PM

Our MIAs have been abandoned'

Families of captive Avera Mengistu and MIAs Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul disappointed after meeting with PM Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/28/2016, 7:16 PM

Zionist Union MK: Netanyahu 'went too far'

MK Itzik Shmuli blasts Israel for reportedly agreeing to pay compensation for Marmara families as part of deal with Turkey.Elad Benari, 6/27/2016, 5:16 AM

‘A national humiliation’

Ex-minister Gideon Sa’ar says deal with Turkey is an invitation to enemies to launch additional flotillas.Ido Ben Porat, 6/26/2016, 8:01 PM

Erdogan meets Hamas leader ahead of reconciliation

Turkish President meets Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal as his country is reportedly set to announce normalization with Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/25/2016, 12:39 AM

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet one last time

Israel and Turkey's negotiating teams to meet next week for a decisive round of talks on reconciliation agreement.Elad Benari, 6/20/2016, 6:16 AM

Turkish negotiator with Israel reassigned

Turkey’s deputy foreign minister who was in charge of talks with Israel reassigned as ambassador to the UN. Implications unclear.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/4/2016, 1:36 AM

Turkey reconciliation deal 'near completion'

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says '90%' of Turkey's conditions have been met, possibly paving way for lucrative natural gas deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2016, 1:37 PM

Israel-Turkey talks end with no progress

Diplomatic officials say meeting between Israeli and Turkish officials dealt with issues of contention, but no consensus was reached.Nitsan Keidar, 4/8/2016, 12:12 AM

Turkey is playing a 'double game' with Israel

As sides meet in ongoing talks, senior Israeli sources accuse Ankara of 'using us' to pressure Russia, estimate talks will fail.Ari Yashar, 4/7/2016, 4:27 PM

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet Thursday

Negotiating teams from Israel and Turkey to meet in an effort to reach reconciliation agreement.Ben Ariel, 4/5/2016, 12:15 AM

Erdogan: Istanbul attack wasn't aimed at Israel

Turkish President says he expects positive results from upcoming meeting with Israeli officials.Ben Ariel, 4/1/2016, 5:14 AM

Experts: ‘Clear warming’ of relations with Turkey

After suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed three Israelis, Israel praises the conduct of the Turkish officials, Rivlin calls Erdogan.Gil Ronen, 3/24/2016, 10:58 PM

Netanyahu condemns Ankara attack

In what some see as a sign that relations with Turkey are improving, Netanyahu expresses solidarity with Turkey following Ankara bombing.Elad Benari, 3/14/2016, 6:13 AM

Turkish official: Normalization with Israel close

Senior official claims two of Turkey's three conditions to normalizing ties with Israel have been met - but will Israeli lift Gaza blockade?Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/16/2016, 3:55 PM

Progress reported in Israel-Turkey talks

Officials say progress was made in meeting between Israeli and Turkish teams, but some issues still remain to be solved.Nitsan Keidar, 2/12/2016, 12:13 AM

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet in Switzerland

Diplomats say Israeli and Turkish negotiating teams will meet on Wednesday for talks on reconciliation agreement.Elad Benari, 2/10/2016, 1:14 AM

Netanyahu associate meets with Erdogan in Turkey

Malcolm Hoenlein - who flew in straight from J'lem - among US Jewish officials to meet with Erdogan to discuss reconciliation with Israel.Cynthia Blank, 2/9/2016, 3:52 PM

Israeli, Turkish officials to meet within weeks

Channel 2 News reports progress in reconciliation talks between Israel and Turkey.Ben Ariel, 1/31/2016, 6:32 AM

Agreement with Turkey 'close', says official

Dore Gold, Director-General of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, gives a rare interview to Saudi website, says rapprochement with Turkey is close.Nitsan Keidar, 12/29/2015, 3:13 AM

Turkey: Deal with Israel - if Gaza blockade ends

Senior Turkish official appears to rule out imminent rapprochement with Israel, after leveling demands Jerusalem unlikely to accept.Ari Soffer, 12/28/2015, 3:54 PM

Turkish official: Deal with Israel 'close'

Turkish official says his country is close to an agreement to normalize ties with Israel, cites positive progress on Ankara's key demands.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/18/2015, 9:39 PM

Senior Israeli official in rare trip to Turkey

Foreign Ministry official Aviv Shiran called his visit to Turkey a positive development in relations between the two countries.Yaakov Levi, 12/3/2015, 1:13 PM

Erdogan: Israelis created the 'occupation' in 1948

Turkish President expresses his support for the Palestinian Arabs, accuses Israel of "occupying the Palestinians".Dalit Halevi, 12/3/2015, 3:14 AM

Erdogan: It's 'possible' to repair Israel ties

Turkey’s President tells Israeli radio he thinks it would be possible to repair the strained ties with Israel, but doesn't elaborate.Ben Ariel, 12/1/2015, 6:16 AM

Erdogan: Temple Mount 'A Red Line'

Turkish President says that defense of Judaism's holiest site 'could deteriorate the situation,' hours after meeting with Hamas leader.Tova Dvorin, 9/21/2015, 9:11 PM

Turkish Delegation to Visit Israel

For the first time since the Marmara incident, Israel will welcome a delegation from Turkey, in what some see as a step to renewal of ties.Nitsan Keidar, 8/31/2015, 6:44 AM

Turkey Summons Diplomat After Turks Refused Entry

Turkey summons Israeli charge d'affaires after group of Turks refused entry at Ben Gurion Airport due to potential ties to Hamas.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/26/2015, 11:16 PM

Turkey Admits to Reconciliation Talks With Israel

After revelations of secret meetings between Israeli, Turkish diplomats, Turkey's foreign minister says it's 'nothing new.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2015, 5:46 PM

Secret Meeting Points to Israel-Turkey Thaw?

Foreign Ministry Director Gold meets Turkish counterpart in Rome; Erdogan may be less belligerent after election failure.Arutz Sheva staff, 6/23/2015, 2:01 PM

Ankara: 'No One in Turkey is Anti-Semitic'

Despite exodus of Turkish Jews, anti-Israel tirades, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister insists Turkey is merely protesting Israel's policies.Tova Dvorin, 4/3/2015, 2:10 PM

New FM Could Break Ground with Turkey

Nimrod Goren says that Liberman is a symbol of the crisis between the two countries, but the relationship will still need a lot of work.Gedalyah Reback, 3/17/2015, 2:42 AM

Jews in Turkey: Unending Discrimination

In Turkey, anti-Semitism has a long history among state authorities, opinion shapers, political circles (both right- and left-wing), Islamist and non-Islamist groups, and particularly in the media - way before Erdogan. Uzay Bulut, 2/8/2015, 6:02 AM

Turkey Won't Attend Conference Because of Israel

Turkey's Foreign Minister cancels attendance at Munich security conference because Israeli representatives will be there.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/6/2015, 8:20 PM

Turkish PM: Israel Must 'Stop Killing Children'

Turkey’s Prime Minister says his country’s ties with Israel can be restored if Israel “stops killing children”.Elad Benari, 1/22/2015, 1:16 AM

Turkish PM: Israel Causes Muslim Radicalization

Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu continues attacking Israel, says Israeli "provocations" contribute to Muslim radicalization.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/16/2015, 9:59 PM

Erdogan Slams Israel Over Temple Mount

Turkish President condemns Israel for responding to Arab riots on Temple Mount, threatens Security Council action.Elad Benari, 11/7/2014, 3:16 AM

Turkey's PM: No Hope of Normalization with Israel

Turkey's new prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, pessimistic regarding his country normalizing ties with Israel.Elad Benari, 9/2/2014, 6:13 AM

Erdogan Shakes Israeli's Hand After Six Years

Turkey’s new president and former prime minister shakes the hand of the director of the Israeli embassy at a Victory Day event.Elad Benari, 8/31/2014, 6:07 AM

Turkey Declares 'Three Days of Mourning' for Gaza

Deputy Prime Minister calls Operation Protective Edge a 'massacre' in latest anti-Israel move.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2014, 8:51 PM

Katz to Erdogan: What About the Armenian Genocide?

Transportation Minister hits back at Turkish PM after he accused Israel of attempting a "systematic genocide" of Arabs in Gaza.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/18/2014, 9:02 PM

Israel Pulls Diplomatic Staff in Turkey Over Riots

Foreign Ministry holds Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan directly responsible for incitement to violence after embassies attacked.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2014, 2:33 PM

Erdogan Accuses Israel of 'State Terrorism'

Turkish Prime Minister attacks Israel, as rockets continue to rain on civilians and Hamas rejects ceasefire.AFP and Tova Dvorin, 7/15/2014, 8:29 PM

Erdogan Slams Israeli 'Lies' Over Hamas Aggression

Turkish Prime Minister calls Israel 'cruel' in anti-Semitic tirade, hours after threaten to stop the normalization process.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/11/2014, 6:21 PM

IHH: We'll Reject Israeli Offer for Compensation

Organization which was behind the 2010 flotilla says it will oppose an Israeli offer to pay compensation to the victims of the Mavi Marmara.Elad Benari, 5/23/2014, 1:12 AM