Reports from Ankara indicating that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may meet in July, in an attempt to improve the frosty relations between their countries for a long time.

Cooperation between Türkiye and Israel is increasing in areas such as tourism and trade, and the two are seeking to start exporting Israeli gas to Türkiye after more than a decade of tensions.

Relations between Türkiye and Israel reached their lowest levels after Israel raided the Turkish freedom flotilla that was heading to the Gaza Strip in 2010.

Full diplomatic relations weren’t resumed until August of last year.

Sources, who requested anonymity, told Bloomberg that the disruption of supply chains and commodity markets following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine provides a new impetus to repair relations.

Recently Türkiye and Israel played a major role on military supporting Azerbaijan, which played a vital role in its victory against Armenia in 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war.

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