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Turkey wants unrestricted access to Gaza from Israel

SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ, hurriyetdailynews

It’s been nearly a week since news broke about secret talks between Turkish and Israeli officials in a bid to accomplish the normalization process by sealing a long-negotiated deal. Having already secured a formal apology, Turkey has long been waiting for Israel to fulfill the remaining two conditions: paying compensation to the families of the Mavi Marmara victims and removing the blockade on Gaza.

Jordanian Security and Prosperity: An Essential Aspect of Israeli Policy

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By Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror and Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman 
BESA Center Perspective Papers No. 323

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israel has a strategic interest in, and long-standing commitment to, the safety, security, stability and prosperity of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In current times, the relationship is buttressed by a broad-ranging series of cooperative ventures in the strategic, security, diplomatic, economic and energy fields.

‘Turkey-Israel must reconcile in 4 weeks’


“Turkey-Israel relations need to normalize in the upcoming three to four weeks, otherwise the process might collapse again.”These words were uttered by Alon Liel, Israel’s former ambassador to Turkey, who I talked to on the phone yesterday. Liel also served as the undersecretary of the Israeli foreign ministry and is still actively following Turkey-Israel relations.

Turkey and Israel: A Rickety Handshake

by Burak Bekdil
It would be truly embarrassing if a Turkey-Israel normalization results in new arms shipments into Gaza and rockets over Israeli skies -- with the only achievement being a temporary peace with Turkey's Islamists, who never hide their ideological kinship with Hamas.

Turkish-Israeli thaw


Doğu Ergil
Turkish-Israeli relations have been strained since 2010 when an aid flotilla destined for Palestine that was funded by a non-profit Turkish organization was attacked by Israeli soldiers in 2010, killing nine Turks.Turkey took its complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and wanted Israel to be penalized. The ICC ruled that Israel's actions did not constitute war crimes, although "excessive and unreasonable" force was used.

Turkey and Israel: five years later

Lale Kemal
What has motivated the Turkish government to make a big U-turn in its relations with Israel, prompting it to mend ties with this nation after five years?
Why has the government now declared Israel and its people to be friends of Turkey after directing systematic verbal attacks and accusations at this nation during the years when ties were broken? Ömer Çelik, the spokesperson of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), said on Sunday, Dec. 20, that Israel and its people are friends of Turkey.


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