Israel-Turkey Relations

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Israel's new ambassador to Turkey arrives in Ankara

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, 02/12/2016 04:42
Marmara families won't drop lawsuits

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, 30/10/2016 05:44
Israel and Turkey to discuss gas pipeline

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, 14/10/2016 04:44
Steinitz to meet Turkish counterpart in Istanbul

Steinitz to meet Turkish counterpart in Istanbul

Israel's Energy Minister expected to meet his Turkish counterpart on Thursday.Elad Benari, 09/10/2016 06:42
Report: Israel pays compensation to Turkey

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 01/10/2016 00:18
Expert: Reconciliation with Turkey helps Israel

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.Eliran Aharon, 22/08/2016 02:15
'The government was not honest with us'

'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.Eliran Aharon, 27/06/2016 23:21
Zoabi urges more flotillas

Zoabi urges more flotillas

MK Hanin Zoabi says the reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey was a clear “admission of murder” by Israel.Elad Benari, 27/06/2016 06:13
Zionist Union MK: Netanyahu 'went too far'

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, 27/06/2016 05:16
Fallen soldiers' families protest Turkey deal

Fallen soldiers' families protest Turkey deal

Shaul and Goldin families protest the fact that Israel's agreement with Turkey fails to include a demand to return their bodies.Uzi Baruch, 26/06/2016 05:47
Erdogan meets Hamas leader ahead of reconciliation

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, 25/06/2016 00:39
Israeli and Turkish teams to meet one last time

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, 20/06/2016 06:16
Turkish negotiator with Israel reassigned

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, 04/06/2016 01:36
Israel-Turkey talks end with no progress

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, 08/04/2016 00:12
Israeli and Turkish teams to meet Thursday

Israeli and Turkish teams to meet Thursday

Negotiating teams from Israel and Turkey to meet in an effort to reach reconciliation agreement.Ben Ariel, 05/04/2016 00:15
Erdogan: Istanbul attack wasn't aimed at Israel

Erdogan: Istanbul attack wasn't aimed at Israel

Turkish President says he expects positive results from upcoming meeting with Israeli officials.Ben Ariel, 01/04/2016 05:14
Normalization with Turkey within days?

Normalization with Turkey within days?

Turkish Foreign Minister tells Cabinet meeting that progress has been made in normalization talks with Israel.Elad Benari, 01/03/2016 06:15
Israeli and Turkish teams to meet in Switzerland

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, 10/02/2016 01:14
Agreement with Turkey 'close', says official

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, 29/12/2015 03:13
Turkish official: Deal with Israel 'close'

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, 18/12/2015 21:39
Liberman blasts 'opportunist' Israel-Turkey talks

Liberman blasts 'opportunist' Israel-Turkey talks

Former FM notes Erdogan's Islamism, ties with Gaza in warning against normalization process.Hezki Baruch, 18/12/2015 12:55
Turkish business owners embrace normalization

Turkish business owners embrace normalization

Hotel managers in Istanbul tell Israeli media they eagerly await the return of Israeli tourists, saying, 'they're preferred customers.'Tova Dvorin, 18/12/2015 12:20
Turkish official confirms talks with Israel

Turkish official confirms talks with Israel

Turkish government official confirms that Israeli and Turkish officials have held talks but stresses no deal has yet been reached.Elad Benari, 18/12/2015 00:13
Erdogan: Israelis created the 'occupation' in 1948

Erdogan: Israelis created the 'occupation' in 1948

Turkish President expresses his support for the Palestinian Arabs, accuses Israel of "occupying the Palestinians".Dalit Halevi, 03/12/2015 03:14
Erdogan: It's 'possible' to repair Israel ties

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, 01/12/2015 06:16
Liberman calls to sanction Turkey

Liberman calls to sanction Turkey

Yisrael Beytenu chairman demands Israel take action against Turkey, after Israeli women’s basketball team harassed during a game in Ankara.Ben Ariel, 22/11/2015 03:08
Turkey-Israel Relations Normalizing - Over Syria

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.Tova Dvorin, 10/08/2015 22:04
Turkey Won't Attend Conference Because of Israel

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, 06/02/2015 20:20
Turkey: Bill to Define Israel as 'Terrorist State'

Turkey: Bill to Define Israel as 'Terrorist State'

Turkish parliament to debate a bill, proposed by far-right MP, which would define Israel as a 'terrorist state'.Ege Berk Korkut, 25/11/2014 18:50
Turkey's PM: No Hope of Normalization with Israel

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, 02/09/2014 06:13
Israel Rescues Stranded Israelis from Turkey

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.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 25/07/2014 09:00
Erdogan Compares Israelis to Hitler

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.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/07/2014 00:02
Erdogan Thanks Israel Over Mine Disaster

Erdogan Thanks Israel Over 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.Elad Benari, 21/05/2014 04:15
Turkey's FM: 'Positive Developments' with Israel

Turkey's FM: 'Positive Developments' with Israel

Turkey’s Foreign Minister says there are "positive developments" in compensation talks with Israel over the Marmara incident.Elad Benari, 09/05/2014 04:43
Turkey Considered 'Invasion' of Israeli Waters

Turkey Considered 'Invasion' of Israeli Waters

Turkish paper reveals details of secret meeting hours before Mavi Marmara flotilla incident; possibility of war with Israel considered.Ege Berk Korkut, 07/05/2014 11:36
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to Visit Israel?

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to Visit Israel?

Turkish daily claims Israel, Turkey close to reopening embassies. Israeli Prime Minister's Office denies report.Ari Soffer, 27/03/2014 14:31
Obama and Erdogan Discuss Normalization

Obama and Erdogan Discuss Normalization

U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish PM Erdogan discuss "the importance" of Turkey and Israel normalizing their relations.Elad Benari, 20/02/2014 04:42
Israel Rejects Turkish Demand to End Gaza Blockade

Israel Rejects Turkish Demand to End Gaza Blockade

Prime Minister's office confirms PM rejects last-minute precondition on normalization of ties between Israel and Turkey.Tova Dvorin, 12/02/2014 19:24
Turkey: Israeli Compensation Not Enough

Turkey: Israeli Compensation Not Enough

Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister says his country will not be satisfied with Israel simply paying compensation to the Marmara victims.Elad Benari, 25/07/2013 05:46
Israelis Believe Apology to Turkey Was a Mistake

Israelis Believe Apology to Turkey Was a Mistake

71% of Israelis believe Israel's apology to Turkey was not justified, finds new poll.Elad Benari, 09/07/2013 05:44
Kerry: Reconciliation Vital for Peace

Kerry: 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., 24/03/2013 06:10
Netanyahu's Apology 'Not Enough', Says MK Zoabi

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”.Elad Benari, Canada, 22/03/2013 23:21
Kerry Says Erdogan's Comments Are 'Objectionable'

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.Elad Benari, 01/03/2013 21:08
Netanyahu Condemns Erdogan's Statements on Zionism

Netanyahu Condemns Erdogan's Statements on Zionism

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sharply the statement by the Turkish Prime Minister comparing Zionism to fascism.Elad Benari, 01/03/2013 02:15
Erdogan Attacks Assad, Takes Shot at Israel

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.Elad Benari, 25/02/2013 04:12
Israeli Initiative with Turkey Fails

Israeli Initiative 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.Elad Benari, 24/02/2013 04:41