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Until Erdoğan's rule ends

Import tax rate on Turkish goods to be raised to 100%

The decision by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich come in response to Erdoğan's decision to stop all Turkish exports to Israel, in violation of the free trade agreement between the countries.

Import tax rate on Turkish goods to be raised to 100%

Erdogan claims:

'Israel will target Turkey next'

Turkish President claims Israel would "set its sights" on Turkey if it succeeded in defeating Hamas: Do not think that Israel will stop in Gaza.

'Israel will target Turkey next'

Erdogan:

'US and Europe not pressuring Israel to agree to ceasefire'

Turkish President claims Hamas agreed to a ceasefire and Netanyahu in response "attacked the innocent people in Rafah".

'US and Europe not pressuring Israel to agree to ceasefire'

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'

'Aggression against Palestine'

Turkey suspends export and import operations with Israel

Turkey suspends export and import operations with Israel, weeks after restricting certain exports. Foreign Minister Katz: This is how a dictator behaves.

Turkey suspends export and import operations with Israel

Turkey claims:

'Israel denied our request to air drop aid to Gaza'

Turkey’s Foreign Minister vows measures against Israel for denying his country’s request to join air drops of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

'Israel denied our request to air drop aid to Gaza'

Ben-Gvir refuses Turkish request to visit prisoners

The National Security Minister has refused to approve a request by Turkey to visit its citizens in Israeli prisons. 'First pressure Hamas to allow us to visit the hostages.'

Ben-Gvir refuses Turkish request to visit prisoners

Erdogan:

'Netanyahu and his administration are today’s Nazis'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fires back after Turkish President again lashes out at Israel: Erdogan supports the mass murderers and rapists of Hamas.

'Netanyahu and his administration are today’s Nazis'

FM Katz fires back

Erdogan accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza

Foreign Minister Israel Katz responds after Turkish President accused Israel of genocide: "We are fighting against your partners from Hamas. You should be silent and be ashamed!”

Erdogan accuses Israel of genocide in Gaza

Turkish MP collapses after speech against Israel

Other parliamentarians who witnessed the collapse cried out that it was Divine judgment for criticizing the Turkish government.

Turkish MP collapses after speech against Israel

Erdogan at it again:

'Hamas is not a terrorist organization'

Turkish President takes part in mass pro-Palestinian Arab rally in Istanbul.

'Hamas is not a terrorist organization'

Erdogan:

'Netanyahu could visit Turkey in October or November'

Turkish President says preparations are underway for Netanyahu's visit to Turkey.

'Netanyahu could visit Turkey in October or November'

FM Cohen meets Turkish counterpart

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen meets Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan in New York: The warming of relations is important for regional stability.

FM Cohen meets Turkish counterpart

Erdogan: I intend to visit Israel soon

Turkish President meets Jewish leaders in New York, says he is very excited about his country's normalization with Israel.

Erdogan: I intend to visit Israel soon

Netanyahu meets Erdogan:

'Our ties are improving'

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets Turkish President at UN General Assembly. PM's office: They discussed Israeli-Saudi normalization.

'Our ties are improving'

After four years:

Israeli arrested for smuggling freed from Turkish prison

Danny Aweke from Yavne released following intervention of President and Foreign Minister.

Israeli arrested for smuggling freed from Turkish prison

Erdogan invites Netanyahu to a meeting

Turkish President invites Prime Minister to a meeting next week in order to strengthen relations between the countries.

Erdogan invites Netanyahu to a meeting

Turkey criticizes Jenin op.:

'Current tensions could trigger a new spiral of violence'

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry condemns Israel’s counterterrorism operation in Jenin, calls on Israel "to act with common sense".

'Current tensions could trigger a new spiral of violence'

Turkish media claims:

Turkish authorities bust Israeli spy ring

According to reports the MIT busted a cell of 56 operatives spying on non-Turkish nationals.

Turkish authorities bust Israeli spy ring

Report:

Erdogan and Netanyahu plan to meet next month

Last week it was reported that Netanyahu's office is trying to coordinate a visit and meeting with Erdogan.

Erdogan and Netanyahu plan to meet next month

Netanyahu trying to coordinate a meeting with Erdogan

Officials in Israel say advanced talks are underway on the issue.

Netanyahu trying to coordinate a meeting with Erdogan

Amid uptick in violence:

Turkish President Erdoğan phones President Herzog

Erdoğan initiated the phone call to express concern in light of the security escalation and the situation in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.

Turkish President Erdoğan phones President Herzog

Erdogan:

'Israeli raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque are a red line for Turkey'

Turkey's President criticizes Israeli police raid on Al-Aqsa Mosque after worshippers barricaded themselves inside and refused to leave.

'Israeli raids on Al-Aqsa Mosque are a red line for Turkey'

Report:

FM Cohen to meet Erdogan

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen is expected to visit Ankara and meet Turkey's President and Foreign Minister.

FM Cohen to meet Erdogan

Earthquake Kills 568:

IDF offers humanitarian aid to Turkey after deadly earthquake

Israel offers its condolences and aid to Turkey after earthquake kills over 568 on border between Turkey and Syria.

IDF offers humanitarian aid to Turkey after deadly earthquake

After four years:

New Turkish Ambassador to Israel takes office

President Herzog receives credentials of new Turkish Ambassador to Israel, Şakir Özkan Torunlar.

New Turkish Ambassador to Israel takes office

Turkish FM to Israeli FM:

'Ben Gvir's provocation on Temple Mount is unacceptable'

Turkey’s Foreign Minister tells Israeli counterpart his country expects "provocative actions" to be avoided.

'Ben Gvir's provocation on Temple Mount is unacceptable'

Warming of ties:

Israir to operate five flights a week from Israel to Turkey

The flights will operate on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Israir to operate five flights a week from Israel to Turkey

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

Erdogan on Israeli election:

'We expect to maintain relations with Israel'

Turkish President: As long as values are respected, win-win diplomacy will benefit not only Turkey and Israel but also the entire region.

'We expect to maintain relations with Israel'

For the first time since 2008

Israeli Prime Minister meets Turkish President

Lapid meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Israeli Prime Minister meets Turkish President

Erdogan tells Jewish leaders he plans to visit Israel

Turkish President meets leader of US Jewish organizations, tells them antisemitism is a “crime against humanity”.

Erdogan tells Jewish leaders he plans to visit Israel

After 4 years:

Irit Lillian appointed Israel's Ambassador to Turkey

Foreign Ministry's appointments committee approves appointment of Irit Lillian to the position of Israel's Ambassador to Turkey.

Irit Lillian appointed Israel's Ambassador to Turkey

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'

Lapid:

'We're opening a new chapter with Turkey'

Foreign Minister hosts Turkish counterpart during the first visit by a senior level Turkish official in 15 years.

'We're opening a new chapter with Turkey'

Turkish Foreign Minister:

'Our support for 'Palestine' will not diminish'

Turkish Foreign Minister meets PA “foreign minister”, vows continued support for "Palestine".

'Our support for 'Palestine' will not diminish'

Turkish FM: I will visit Israel in May

Turkey’s Foreign Minister says he will visit Israel on May 24 amid efforts between the two countries to mend ties.

Turkish FM: I will visit Israel in May

Erdogan on Jerusalem:

'We hope such actions won't be repeated in the future'

Turkish President criticizes Israel’s actions amid tensions on the Temple Mount.

'We hope such actions won't be repeated in the future'

Turkish Foreign Minister:

'Relations depend on attitude towards Palestinians'

Turkish Foreign Minister speaks to Israeli reporters, links Turkey-Israel relations with Israeli attitude towards PA.

'Relations depend on attitude towards Palestinians'

Erdogan speaks to Herzog, condemns recent attacks in Israel

President Herzog speaks to Turkish President, who sends condolences to families who lost loved ones in terror attacks.

Erdogan speaks to Herzog, condemns recent attacks in Israel

Watch:

Turkey praises connection with the Jewish people

Turkey commemorates President Herzog’s visit, relates to recent tensions and defines new government as "an opportunity for a new page".

Turkey praises connection with the Jewish people

Herzog meets Erdogan's top adviser

Senior Turkish delegation visits Israel and is greeted by President Herzog, who is due to visit Turkey soon.

Herzog meets Erdogan's top adviser

Erdogan:

'Herzog's visit will be good for Turkey-Israel relations'

Turkish President says Ankara welcomes the upcoming visit of Israel's President to Turkey.

'Herzog's visit will be good for Turkey-Israel relations'

Report:

Israeli official secretly visited Turkey

Foreign Ministry Director General reportedly visited Turkey as part of preparations for President Herzog's upcoming visit.

Israeli official secretly visited Turkey

Turkish FM:

'We won't back down from commitment to Palestinian state'

Turkish Foreign Minister clarifies: Any normalization with Israel will not be at the expense of the Palestinian cause.

'We won't back down from commitment to Palestinian state'

Erdogan: Israel and Turkey can bring gas to Europe

Turkish President says Turkey and Israel will discuss energy cooperation during talks next month.

Erdogan: Israel and Turkey can bring gas to Europe

Erdogan: Herzog will visit Turkey next month

Turkish President says Israeli President will visit Turkey before mid-February.

Erdogan: Herzog will visit Turkey next month

Erdogan: Herzog could visit Turkey soon

Turkish President says potential visit by President Isaac Herzog is being discussed.

Erdogan: Herzog could visit Turkey soon

Erdogan: Israel must be 'more sensitive' to Palestinian Arabs

Turkish President says he is open to improved relations with Israel, but it must display “more sensitive” policies toward Palestinian Arabs.

Erdogan: Israel must be 'more sensitive' to Palestinian Arabs

Erdogan promises steps to improve relations with Israel

Turkish President says his country will take steps to improve relations with Egypt and Israel similar to those taken with the UAE.

Erdogan promises steps to improve relations with Israel

Turkey to renew ties with Israel as Biden shuns Erdogan?

After talks with Israel's new President, Turkey reportedly considering re-establishing full ties with Jewish state.

Turkey to renew ties with Israel as Biden shuns Erdogan?

How Turkey and Israel treat minorities

The Turkish government has never offered self-rule to any indigenous non-Turkish group in Asia Minor. Compare that to the Jewish state.Op-ed

How Turkey and Israel treat minorities

Israel offers to assist Turkey after powerful earthquake

Defense Minister Benny Gantz instructs IDF to be prepared to assist Turkey in the aftermath of earthquake in Izmir.

Israel offers to assist Turkey after powerful earthquake

Turkey: Israel sought to create 'terror state' in Syria

Turkish Foreign Minister claims a group of countries, led by Israel, sought to establish terrorist state in northern Syria.

Turkey: Israel sought to create 'terror state' in Syria

Erdogan: Whoever is on Israel's side, we are against them

Turkish President continues to criticize Israel, tells members of his party the country will oppose anyone who supports Israel.

Erdogan: Whoever is on Israel's side, we are against them

Netanyahu responds to Erdogan: What a joke!

PM Netanyahu fires back after Turkish President condemns Netanyahu’s affirmation of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

Netanyahu responds to Erdogan: What a joke!

Turkey: Israeli recognition of Armenia genocide would be harmful

Turkish Foreign Ministry: Israel will only be harming itself if it recognizes the killing of Armenians in the Ottoman era as genocide.

Turkey: Israeli recognition of Armenia genocide would be harmful

'Erdogan criticizing Israel for political purposes'

Former Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon unfazed by Turkish President's anti-Israel rhetoric.

'Erdogan criticizing Israel for political purposes'

Erdogan: Hamas is not a terrorist organization

Turkish President continues to attack Israel over violence in Gaza, "reminds" Netanyahu that Hamas is a "resistance movement".

Erdogan: Hamas is not a terrorist organization