Mar 7 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Reports in the Turkish media suggested this week that talks Turkey and Israel are conducting since January in order to normalise their diplomatic relations are nearing an agreement. Turkish daily newspaper Hürriyet wrote that Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated, in a cabinet meeting attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that “Israel and Turkey will publish a …

Jun 29 '15 / EIPA Updates

Analysis by Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association The recent electoral and personal political defeat suffered by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might be a trigger for a normalization of relations between Turkey and Israel, analysts say. Press reports revealed this week a secret meeting in Rome between the new Director General of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, and his Turkish counterpart, Feridun Sinirlioglu, …

Jan 15 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who blasted him this week for “daring” to attend an anti-terror solidarity march in Paris last Sunday. “I believe his shameful remarks must be repudiated by the international community, because the war against terror will only succeed if it’s guided by moral clarity,” Netanyahu’s office quoted him as saying. Netanyahu, as well as Turkish …