Israel–Turkey relations

Turkic states hold key position in Europe’s energy security: Erdoğan

The Organization of Turkic States will play a strategic role in regional transportation, supply chain and energy security, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on March 16.

"Thanks to the southern gas corridor, the backbone of which is TANAP, Turkic states have become a key player in Europe's energy security," Erdoğan said at a gathering of the Organization of Turkic States.

Mitsotakis: ‘We will not go to war with Turkey’

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Thursday during a session at the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, that "we will not go to war with Turkey."

He said he still believes it's possible to resolve Greece's differences with Turkey by speaking with Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Blinken to visit Greece Feb 20-21, report says

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Greece in the last week of February according to a report in Hellas Journal website on Saturday, quoting diplomatic sources in Washington.

According to the report, Blinken's visit is set for February 20-21 and the American secretary of state will take part in the Greece-US strategic dialogue.

Israel, Turkish leaders to meet at UN next week

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid is to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, as relations between the two countries thaw.

Lapid's office said he would travel to New York on Monday night, ahead of an address to the General Assembly on Thursday.

A source said the meeting with Erdogan would take place on Tuesday.

Turkey and Israel to Restore Full Diplomatic Ties

A Turkish Consulate employee outside its premises in Jerusalem, August 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI

The two countries pledged to appoint ambassadors and consul generals, announcement that follows normalisation attempts by both sides in recent months involving high-level visits from senior officials.