Israel, Turkey Discuss Energy After Years Of Diplomatic Silence

14 Oct 2016   Israel, Turkey

Erdogan Netanyahu Israel and Turkey discussed building a gas pipeline between the two nations, according to the Israeli energy minister, who made the announcement during the country’s first ministerial visit to Turkey in six years. The two countries’ ministers agreed to “establish immediately dialogue between our two governments” to determine the project’s feasibility, according to Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, who stood next to his Turkish counterpart at the press conference. Steinitz is Israel’s most senior official to visit Turkey since they agreed to renormalize ties this past June. The talks included the possibility of constructing a natural gas pipeline, and Turkey providing electricity and other energy to Palestinians. “We discussed energy in general and particularly the issue of natural gas and the possibility of building a natural gas pipeline from Israel to Turkey in order to deliver natural gas to Turkey and to Europe,” Steinitz said. Diplomatic relations […]

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