Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he was breaking off contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu due to Israel's actions in Gaza.
"Netanyahu is no longer someone we can talk to. We have written him off," he said.
Erdoğan's remarks came a week after Israel said it was "re-evaluating" its relations with Ankara.
Until early 2023, it seemed that Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey was set to celebrate the 100 years since its founding on October 29 with an emphasis on how the founders "threw the Greeks into the sea." The Turkish president's oft-repeated threat, "We will come one night," stressed this past and the later invasion of Cyprus.
There is mounting concern among commentators and analysts over the future of Greek-Turkish talks aimed at gradually normalizing relations between the two countries. This is especially so in light of the meeting that has been announced between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on December 7 in Thessaloniki.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has departed for the Kazakh capital Astana to attend the 10th summit of the heads of state of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS).
According to a statement from Türkiye's Directorate of Communications, the two-day summit held under the theme "Turk Time" aims to facilitate discussions on enhancing cooperation within the organization.