Erdogan and Netanyahu set to meet

US President Joe Biden (l) speaks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Bali, Indonesia, in November last year. Erdogan will only change his foreign policy if he is forced to, says the writer. [MADE NAGI/POOL VIA REUTERS]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plan to meet next month in Ankara in an attempt to warm up their bilateral relations, according to reports. 

More specifically, the talks between the two leaders are expected to focus on the possible export of gas from a field near Gaza to Europe via Turkey as problems in the supply chain caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine have forced the two countries to strengthen ties after a decade-long breakdown in their communication channels. 

These efforts are not unknown in Athens, which has been informed via various channels that any attempt to improve relations with Turkey will have no bearing on Greek-Israeli relations. 

The planning was first revealed by the well-known Israeli journalist Barak Ravid, citing "a senior Israeli official," while on Friday Bloomberg also reported on...

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