Turkey and Israel

New Turkish ambassador arrives in Israel

New Turkish ambassador arrives in Israel

New Turkish Ambassador Sakir Ozkan Torunlar submitted his credentials to the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Thursday, after four years without a Turkish ambassador in Israel, according to Jerusalem Post. Torunlar gave a copy of …

Erdoğan meets with Israeli Defense Minister

Erdoğan meets with Israeli Defense Minister

On Thursday, October 27, a meeting was held in Ankara between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz. The Turkish leader received the Israeli Defense Minister at the Presidential Complex. The …

Turkey and Israel normalize defense ties

Turkey and Israel normalize defense ties

Israel’s defense minister Benny Gantz became the first top defense official from his country to visit Turkey in 12 years Thursday as the two nations take steps to normalize their strained ties. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar …

Gantz to meet Erdogan during landmark Ankara trip Thursday

Gantz to meet Erdogan during landmark Ankara trip Thursday

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will meet with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential residence in Ankara, his office said Thursday. Gantz landed in the Turkish capital Wednesday evening for the first official trip …

Israel approves appointment of ambassador to Turkiye

Israel approves appointment of ambassador to Turkiye

The Israeli government on Sunday approved the appointment of Irit Lillian as Israel's new ambassador to Türkiye. In a statement on Twitter, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said the move is "another important step in …

Leaders of Türkiye and Israel hold first meeting since 2008

Leaders of Türkiye and Israel hold first meeting since 2008

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. According to The Jerusalem Post, the conversation took place at the Turkish …

Turkey and Israel to restore full diplomatic ties

Turkey and Israel to restore full diplomatic ties

Türkiye and Israel will mutually reappoint ambassadors, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Wednesday, marking a milestone in the two countries' efforts to normalize ties. "The steps we would …

Ankara condemns Israel for attacks on Gaza Strip

Ankara condemns Israel for attacks on Gaza Strip

The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip and underlined the need to end the hostilities as soon as possible before another round of conflict started, the ministry's press service said. Earlier, …

Israel and Turkey sign new bilateral civil aviation agreement

Israel and Turkey sign new bilateral civil aviation agreement

Israel and Turkey on Thursday signed a new bilateral civil aviation agreement, their first since 1951, as part of a recent warming of diplomatic ties, allowing Israeli carriers to resume flights to Turkey after a 15-year absence. …

Türkiye and Israel launch work to exchange ambassadors

Türkiye and Israel launch work to exchange ambassadors

Türkiye and Israel have decided to start works for upgrading the level of mutual diplomatic representation by appointing ambassadors in a most concrete step of the joint efforts to normalize the bilateral ties. "We have …