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 against Israel

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 other militaries'

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: 'We will continue to support 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, restore national 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: Families not dropping case against soldiers

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 hits back at Bennett: Ministers knew of Turkey deal

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

Families protest: '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' in Turkey agreement

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 with Israel

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

Israeli minister: 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 in Europe on 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 point to ‘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

Rapprochement coming? 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

Report: Israeli and Turkish officials to meet within two 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 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.Nitsan Keidar, 12/29/2015, 3:13 AM

Turkey: Normalization with Israel only if Gaza blockade lifted

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 state' 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 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.Ben Ariel, 12/1/2015, 6:16 AM

Erdogan: Israel Defending 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 - Are Renewed Ties Coming?

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 Israeli 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 Acknowledges 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

A New Foreign Minister 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'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.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's 'Provocations' Cause 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 'Barbaric' 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 New 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 Hits Back at 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 from Turkey Over Violent Rioting

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

Turkish IHH: We'll Reject Any 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