The leaders of Israel and Turkey in the Middle East held a conference call and agreed to improve diplomatic relations that had deteriorated over the Palestinian issue.
The two countries have common goals, such as cooperation in the development of gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the focus is on how much economic relations can be strengthened in the future.
In 2010, diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey deteriorated to the point that the Israeli army seized a Turkish civil society ship heading for the Gaza Strip in Palestine. In May, there were moves to improve relations, such as holding a foreign ministers' meeting for the first time in 15 years.
Under these circumstances, the Israeli government announced on the 17th that Prime Minister Lapid and Turkish President Erdogan held a telephone conference and agreed to completely improve diplomatic relations.
In a statement, Prime Minister Lapid stressed the importance of a "completely improved relationship with Turkey, which will contribute to strengthening regional stability and is also good news for Israel economically."
Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu also said, "We plan to appoint an ambassador to Israel," and the two countries will return ambassadors to each other in the future and improve diplomatic relations.
Since Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, there has been a growing movement in Europe to look for alternative energy sources to Russia.The two countries have common goals, such as cooperation in the development of gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean. is the focus.