Ongoing efforts to hold a meeting between Erdoğan and Netanyahu

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The Israeli media reported that talks are taking place between Tel Aviv and Ankara, regarding a possible visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Türkiye in the coming weeks.

According to Israeli political journalist, Barak David, who revealed that talks are taking place between the offices of Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan regarding the visit.

A phone call took place between Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on Thursday and the new Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan, as they discussed the importance of bilateral relations for regional stability and ways to develop them,” according to a statement by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

The Israeli Channel 12 reported that officials in Netanyahu’s office believe that Erdoğan will agree to this meeting in light of the efforts to rebuild strong relations between Israel and Türkiye, which the Israeli President, Isaac Herzog, paved for him, pointing out that Netanyahu’s office is making unremitting efforts.

Behind the scenes to arrange this meeting, which confirmed by an Israeli official by saying that the contacts in this regard have reached an advanced stage.

On the other hand, the channel quoted other diplomatic sources as saying that the process of arranging such a meeting would not be so easy, and that Erdoğan would respond positively to Israeli approaches “if he is convinced that Netanyahu will bring good news regarding the gas issue”.

Netanyahu spoke by phone with Erdoğan about two weeks ago and congratulated him on his victory in the presidential elections, while the Israeli Foreign Minister visited Ankara last February.

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