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News and updates about Israel-Turkey relations

Turkish Trade Embargo:

What does it mean for Israel?

Turkey has recently imposed significant trade restrictions on Israel. What are the implications of this, and how can Israel respond? Analysis.

What does it mean for Israel?

Erdogan:

'Sanctions on Israel meant to force ceasefire'

Turkish President says Turkey's move to halt trade with Israel was designed to force the country to a ceasefire in Gaza.

'Sanctions on Israel meant to force ceasefire'

Israel's Ambassador to Turkey presents credentials

Irit Lillian was appointed as Israel's Ambassador to Turkey after four years in which no Israeli Ambassador was appointed.

Israel's Ambassador to Turkey presents credentials

Israeli official:

'Turkey ambassador could be appointed within weeks'

Israeli charge d'affaires in Turkey on restoration of ties with Turkey: Re-appointing an ambassador is a matter of "when and not if."

'Turkey ambassador could be appointed within weeks'

Erdogan:

'We still support the Palestinian cause'

Turkish President to PA chairman: The steps taken in our relations with Israel will in no way reduce our support for the Palestinian cause.

'We still support the Palestinian cause'

Jewish leaders welcome renewed Israel-Turkey ties

Conference of Presidents welcomes normalization of relations and reinstatement of ambassadors between Israel and Turkey.

Jewish leaders welcome renewed Israel-Turkey ties

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Istanbul's Jews receive Israeli Pres. Herzog with enthusiasm

"We've been waiting for this to happen for a long time," notes one local Jew after Herzog visited Istanbul's Neve Shalom synagogue.

Istanbul's Jews receive Israeli Pres. Herzog with enthusiasm

Pres: Herzog in Turkey:

'I think of the 10-year-old who sees this message of hope'

President Isaac Herzog sums up his visit to Turkey at invitation of President Erdogan: 'We don't forget the past but look to the future.'

'I think of the 10-year-old who sees this message of hope'

'Diplomatic bullseye' - Israel to reset relations with Turkey?

With Herzog making the first high-profile visit to Turkey since 2008, revival of relations with Erdogan could mark a diplomatic victory.

'Diplomatic bullseye' - Israel to reset relations with Turkey?

Turkey and Israel agree to work towards improving relations

Spokesman for Erdogan's party says Turkey and Israel have agreed to work towards improving their relations following Erdogan-Herzog call.

Turkey and Israel agree to work towards improving relations

Turkey:

'We want better ties with Israel'

Turkish president says talks with Israel are continuing, adding that despite strong opposition to Israeli policies, he hopes to improve ties

'We want better ties with Israel'

Report: Azerbaijan trying to mediate between Israel and Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly open to idea of improving relations with Israel.

Report: Azerbaijan trying to mediate between Israel and Turkey

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.

Israel and Turkey to resume diplomatic dialogue after six years

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.

Israel's new ambassador to Turkey arrives in Ankara

Marmara families won't drop lawsuits against Israel

Despite receiving compensation from Israel, families of Turkish Islamists killed in 2010 flotilla vow to pursue criminal cases.

Marmara families won't drop lawsuits against Israel

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.

Israel and Turkey to discuss gas pipeline

Steinitz to meet Turkish counterpart in Istanbul

Israel's Energy Minister expected to meet his Turkish counterpart on Thursday.

Steinitz to meet Turkish counterpart in Istanbul

Report: Israel pays compensation to Turkey

Turkish media reports Israel paid compensation for Mavi Marmara flotilla as part of the reconciliation agreement between the two countries.

Report: Israel pays compensation to Turkey

Expert: Reconciliation with Turkey helps Israel

Islamic expert Dr. Ephraim Herrera tells Arutz Sheva that Israel and Turkey have mutual interests, but Israel needs to remain vigilant.

Expert: Reconciliation with Turkey helps Israel

'The government was not honest with us'

Hadar Goldin's mother says it is a basic humanitarian value to have the return of her son's body included in an agreement with Turkey.

'The government was not honest with us'

Zoabi urges more flotillas following Israel-Turkey agreement

MK Hanin Zoabi says the reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey was a clear “admission of murder” by Israel.

Zoabi urges more flotillas following Israel-Turkey agreement

Zionist Union MK: Netanyahu 'went too far' in Turkey agreement

MK Itzik Shmuli blasts Israel for reportedly agreeing to pay compensation for Marmara families as part of deal with Turkey.

Zionist Union MK: Netanyahu 'went too far' in Turkey agreement

Fallen soldiers' families protest agreement with Turkey

Shaul and Goldin families protest the fact that Israel's agreement with Turkey fails to include a demand to return their bodies.

Fallen soldiers' families protest agreement with Turkey

Erdogan meets Hamas leader ahead of reconciliation with Israel

Turkish President meets Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal as his country is reportedly set to announce normalization with Israel.

Erdogan meets Hamas leader ahead of reconciliation with Israel

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.

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet one last time

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.

Turkish negotiator with Israel reassigned

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.

Israel-Turkey talks end with no progress

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet in Europe on Thursday

Negotiating teams from Israel and Turkey to meet in an effort to reach reconciliation agreement.

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet in Europe on Thursday

Erdogan: Istanbul attack wasn't aimed at Israel

Turkish President says he expects positive results from upcoming meeting with Israeli officials.

Erdogan: Istanbul attack wasn't aimed at Israel

Turkish FM: Normalization with Israel could come 'within days'

Turkish Foreign Minister tells Cabinet meeting that progress has been made in normalization talks with Israel.

Turkish FM: Normalization with Israel could come 'within days'

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet in Switzerland

Diplomats say Israeli and Turkish negotiating teams will meet on Wednesday for talks on reconciliation agreement.

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet in Switzerland

Agreement with Turkey 'close', says Foreign Ministry head

Dore Gold, Director-General of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, gives a rare interview to Saudi website, says rapprochement with Turkey is close.

Agreement with Turkey 'close', says Foreign Ministry head

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.

Turkish official: Deal with Israel 'close'

Liberman blasts Israel-Turkey talks as 'opportunism'

Former FM notes Erdogan's Islamism, ties with Gaza in warning against normalization process.

Liberman blasts Israel-Turkey talks as 'opportunism'

'We love Israelis': Turkish businesses embrace normalization

Hotel managers in Istanbul tell Israeli media they eagerly await the return of Israeli tourists, saying, 'they're preferred customers.'

'We love Israelis': Turkish businesses embrace normalization

Turkish official confirms talks on normalizing ties with Israel

Turkish government official confirms that Israeli and Turkish officials have held talks but stresses no deal has yet been reached.

Turkish official confirms talks on normalizing ties with Israel

Erdogan: Israelis created the 'occupation state' in 1948

Turkish President expresses his support for the Palestinian Arabs, accuses Israel of "occupying the Palestinians".

Erdogan: Israelis created the 'occupation state' in 1948

Erdogan hints it will be 'possible' to repair ties with Israel

Turkey’s President tells Israeli radio he thinks it would be possible to repair the strained ties with Israel, but doesn't elaborate.

Erdogan hints it will be 'possible' to repair ties with Israel

Liberman calls to sanction Turkey over attack on basketball team

Yisrael Beytenu chairman demands Israel take action against Turkey, after Israeli women’s basketball team harassed during a game in Ankara.

Liberman calls to sanction Turkey over attack on basketball team

Turkey-Israel Relations Normalizing - Over Syria

Concern over both Assad and the terror groups vying to replace him is drawing Istanbul and Jerusalem together, top official reveals.

Turkey-Israel Relations Normalizing - Over Syria

Turkey's FM Won't Attend Germany Conference 'Because of Israel'

Turkey's Foreign Minister cancels attendance at Munich security conference because Israeli representatives will be there.

Turkey's FM Won't Attend Germany Conference 'Because of Israel'

Turkish MP Submits Bill to Define Israel as a 'Terrorist State'

Turkish parliament to debate a bill, proposed by far-right MP, which would define Israel as a 'terrorist state'.

Turkish MP Submits Bill to Define Israel as a 'Terrorist State'

Turkey's New PM: No Hope of Normalization with Israel

Turkey's new prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, pessimistic regarding his country normalizing ties with Israel.

Turkey's New PM: No Hope of Normalization with Israel

Israel Rescues Stranded Israelis from Turkey

Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announces 2,000 Israelis have been brought home; Israel to 'make an accounting' with Turkish Airlines.

Israel Rescues Stranded Israelis from Turkey

Erdogan Compares Israelis to Hitler

Turkish Prime Minister's latest slur claims Israel 'has surpassed Hitler in barbarism' - hours after ADL demands crackdown on anti-Semitism.

Erdogan Compares Israelis to Hitler

Erdogan Thanks Israel for Actions Following Mine Disaster

Turkey’s Prime Minister thanks Israel for cancelling Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations in Turkey in the wake of last week's mine explosion.

Erdogan Thanks Israel for Actions Following Mine Disaster

Turkey's FM: 'Positive Developments' in Talks with Israel

Turkey’s Foreign Minister says there are "positive developments" in compensation talks with Israel over the Marmara incident.

Turkey's FM: 'Positive Developments' in Talks with Israel

Report: Turkey Considered Naval Invasion of Israeli Waters

Turkish paper reveals details of secret meeting hours before Mavi Marmara flotilla incident; possibility of war with Israel considered.

Report: Turkey Considered Naval Invasion of Israeli Waters

Burying the Hatchet?

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to Visit Israel?

Turkish daily claims Israel, Turkey close to reopening embassies. Israeli Prime Minister's Office denies report.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to Visit Israel?

Obama and Erdogan Discuss Turkey-Israel Normalization

U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish PM Erdogan discuss "the importance" of Turkey and Israel normalizing their relations.

Obama and Erdogan Discuss Turkey-Israel Normalization

Israel Rejects Turkish Demands to Announce End to Gaza Blockade

Prime Minister's office confirms PM rejects last-minute precondition on normalization of ties between Israel and Turkey.

Israel Rejects Turkish Demands to Announce End to Gaza Blockade

Turkey: Israeli Compensation for Marmara Victims Not Enough

Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister says his country will not be satisfied with Israel simply paying compensation to the Marmara victims.

Turkey: Israeli Compensation for Marmara Victims Not Enough

Poll: Israelis Believe Apology to Turkey Was a Mistake

71% of Israelis believe Israel's apology to Turkey was not justified, finds new poll.

Poll: Israelis Believe Apology to Turkey Was a Mistake

Kerry: Turkey-Israel Reconciliation Vital for Peace

Israel and Turkey's rapprochement is a vital factor in developing peace and stability, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry: Turkey-Israel Reconciliation Vital for Peace

Netanyahu's Apology 'Not Enough', Says MK Zoabi

MK Hanin Zoabi, who was on the Marmara when IHH terrorists attacked IDF soldiers, says Netanyahu’s apology is “not enough”.

Netanyahu's Apology 'Not Enough', Says MK Zoabi

Kerry Says Erdogan's Comments Are 'Objectionable'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejects Turkish PM’s comments against Zionism, calls on Turkey and Israel to repair their relationship.

Kerry Says Erdogan's Comments Are 'Objectionable'

Netanyahu Condemns Erdogan's Statements on Zionism

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sharply the statement by the Turkish Prime Minister comparing Zionism to fascism.

Netanyahu Condemns Erdogan's Statements on Zionism

Erdogan Attacks Assad, Takes Shot at Israel

Turkey’s Prime Minister slams Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad for but also once again verbally attacks Israel.

Erdogan Attacks Assad, Takes Shot at Israel

Israeli Initiative to Restore Relations with Turkey Fails

The head of Israel's National Security Council met a Turkish official in an attempt to restore ties, but to no avail.

Israeli Initiative to Restore Relations with Turkey Fails