Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip ErdoganReuters

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey wants sustainable ties with Israel no matter the result of Israel’s election.

"We expect to sustainably maintain our relations with Israel based on mutual respect for sensitivities and shared interests, no matter how the election turns out," he said.

"As long as values are respected, I believe win-win diplomacy will benefit not only Turkey and Israel but also the entire region," added Erdogan.

Israel and Turkey announced in August that they would normalize relations and reinstate their ambassadors and their consuls general.

Last week, Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited Turkey where he met with Erdogan and his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, marking the first time in over a decade that an Israeli defense minister met with his Turkish counterpart and government officials.

The warming of ties between Israel and Turkey followed years of ruptured ties.