Turkey-Israel Relations

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Turkey's interference in Israel's internal affairs expanding

Turkey's interference in Israel's internal affairs expanding

Turkey transfers Ottoman archive to Palestinian Authority, in joint efforts to undermine Israel's claim on land around the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/01/2020 13:49
Turkey recalls Israeli, American envoys

Turkey recalls Israeli, American envoys

Turkey recalls its ambassadors from Israel and the United States in protest over Gaza riots. Erdogan blasts Israel as a "terror state".Elad Benari, 15/05/2018 01:06
Anti-Semitism is running rampant in Turkey

Anti-Semitism is running rampant in Turkey

An MP of the ruling party blames a Jewish bank for JFK's assassination, Jews are blamed for the Kurdish referendum and for planning last year's failed coup. There is much more. Uzay Bulut, 29/03/2018 07:10
Israel and Turkey to resume diplomatic dialogue after six years

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, 31/01/2017 01:12
'Drop charges against Israelis in Mavi Marmara incident'

'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, 02/12/2016 13:57
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
'Turkey'd best think twice before criticizing us'

'Turkey'd best think twice before criticizing us'

Facing criticism from Turkey, Jerusalem responds: "We will continue to defend the citizens of Israel from rockets shot into our territory."Nitsan Kedar, 22/08/2016 21:42
Turkey still supports the 'Palestinian cause'

Turkey still supports 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, 22/08/2016 16:22
Deputy Turkish PM seeks to visit Israel, mend ties

Deputy Turkish PM seeks to visit Israel, mend 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, 20/08/2016 22:38
'Turkey has stabbed Hamas in the back'

'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, 29/06/2016 03:12
Marmara lawyer: Suit against soldiers to continue

Marmara lawyer: Suit against soldiers to continue

Prosecutor for terrorist activists killed on the Mavi Marmara to continue with civil lawsuit against Israeli soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2016 22:39
Netanyahu: Ministers knew of Turkey negotiations

Netanyahu: Ministers knew of Turkey negotiations

Sources close to Netanyahu reject claims that the cabinet was kept in the dark about the reconciliation deal with Turkey.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2016 20:53
Our MIAs have been abandoned'

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, 28/06/2016 19:16
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
‘A national humiliation’

‘A national humiliation’

Ex-minister Gideon Sa’ar says deal with Turkey is an invitation to enemies to launch additional flotillas.Ido Ben Porat, 26/06/2016 20:01
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
Turkey reconciliation deal 'near completion'

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, 02/06/2016 13:37
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
Turkey is playing a 'double game' with Israel

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, 07/04/2016 16:27
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
Experts: ‘Clear warming’ of relations with Turkey

Experts: ‘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, 24/03/2016 22:58
Netanyahu condemns Ankara attack

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, 14/03/2016 06:13
Turkish official: Normalization with Israel close

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, 16/02/2016 15:55
Progress reported in Israel-Turkey talks

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, 12/02/2016 00:13
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
Netanyahu associate meets with Erdogan in Turkey

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, 09/02/2016 15:52
Israeli, Turkish officials to meet within weeks

Israeli, Turkish officials to meet within weeks

Channel 2 News reports progress in reconciliation talks between Israel and Turkey.Ben Ariel, 31/01/2016 06:32
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
Turkey: Deal with Israel - if Gaza blockade ends

Turkey: Deal with Israel - if Gaza blockade ends

Senior Turkish official appears to rule out imminent rapprochement with Israel, after leveling demands Jerusalem unlikely to accept.Ari Soffer, 28/12/2015 15:54
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
Senior Israeli official in rare trip to Turkey

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, 03/12/2015 13:13
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
Erdogan: Temple Mount 'A Red Line'

Erdogan: 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, 21/09/2015 21:11
Turkish Delegation to Visit Israel

Turkish Delegation to Visit Israel

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, 31/08/2015 06:44
Turkey Summons Diplomat After Turks Refused Entry

Turkey Summons 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, 26/06/2015 23:16
Turkey Admits to Reconciliation Talks With Israel

Turkey Admits to 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, 24/06/2015 17:46
Secret Meeting Points to Israel-Turkey Thaw?

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, 23/06/2015 14:01
Ankara: 'No One in Turkey is Anti-Semitic'

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, 03/04/2015 14:10
New FM Could Break Ground with Turkey

New FM 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, 17/03/2015 02:42
Jews in Turkey: Unending Discrimination

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, 08/02/2015 06:02
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
Turkish PM: Israel Must 'Stop Killing Children'

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, 22/01/2015 01:16
Turkish PM: Israel Causes Muslim Radicalization

Turkish PM: Israel Causes Muslim Radicalization

Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu continues attacking Israel, says Israeli "provocations" contribute to Muslim radicalization.Elad Benari, Canada, 16/01/2015 21:59
Erdogan Slams Israel Over Temple Mount

Erdogan Slams Israel Over Temple Mount

Turkish President condemns Israel for responding to Arab riots on Temple Mount, threatens Security Council action.Elad Benari, 07/11/2014 03:16
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
Erdogan Shakes Israeli's Hand After Six Years

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, 31/08/2014 06:07
Turkey Declares 'Three Days of Mourning' for Gaza

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, 21/07/2014 20:51
Katz to Erdogan: What About the Armenian Genocide?

Katz to 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, 18/07/2014 21:02
Israel Pulls Diplomatic Staff in Turkey Over Riots

Israel Pulls Diplomatic Staff in Turkey Over Riots

Foreign Ministry holds Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan directly responsible for incitement to violence after embassies attacked.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2014 14:33