Turkey has entered into secret talks with Israel, maybe in an try by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to thaw out relations between the 2 international locations considerably. In line with a report in Al-Monitor, which covers the Center East, Hakan Fidan, the pinnacle of Turkey’s Nationwide Intelligence Group, who’s near Erdogan, has held a number of conferences with senior individuals in Israel’s protection institution, amongst them the pinnacle of the Mossad.
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In line with Al-Monitor correspondent Amberin Zaman, no less than three conferences have been held between the 2 sides, the most recent one throughout the previous few days.
The report states that the likelihood is being thought-about in Ankara of the ambassadors of the 2 international locations returning to their posts. It additional states that the conferences handled the state of affairs in Syria and within the Jap Mediterranean, the place Turkey is concerned in a extreme dispute with Cyprus and Greece over fuel exploration areas.
On Tuesday, Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, France and the UAE started an enormous joint navy train supposed to discourage Turkey. For its half, Israel is demanding that Turkey ought to put a cease to the exercise of a whole lot of Hamas activists on its territory.
Zaman opines that Turkey could also be seeking to enhance relations with Israel out of concern that relations with the US are liable to chill below the brand new administration of Joe Biden.
Revealed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on December 3, 2020
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