Jun 29 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) The formal annoucement of a reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey will see the two countries renew official diplomatic ties and exchange ambassadors next month. The agreement, which had been hinted at by diplomats for weeks following ongoing talks, ends a six-year feud between Jerusalem and Ankara – after years of warm relationship- that began with …

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, …

May 14 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Magen David Adom, the equivalent of the Red Cross, has offered the Turkish Red Crescent assistance after an explosion and subsequent fire in a coal mine in the town of Soma killed more than 200 people, The Jerusalem Post reported. Hundreds are still believed to be trapped in the mine in Soma, around 120 km (75 miles) northeast of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir. …