Turkey – Israel Political Relations

Our country is following a policy aimed at creating stability, security and prosperity in neighbouring geographies and the development of relations and co-operation with all the countries in the region, especially its neighbours.

In this understanding, Turkey, Israel and facilities have also had bilateral relations based on mutual interests. Nevertheless, Israel’s policy, which negatively affects peace and stability in the Middle East, has sometimes caused problems in relations.

Two countries in our country Israel recognizes the first diplomatic representation in Turkey’s Israel before the launch result of studies Following the March 28, 1949, the first mission chief Saifullah Inspire 7 President his credentials in January 1950 Israel Hayim was officially opened by offering to Weisman.

In 1950, our embassy was opened as an Embassy, ​​after the Suez Canal war, on November 26, 1956, it was lowered to the level of charge. In parallel with the positive developments in relation to each other, the Embassy was raised again to the Embassy level in January 1980. But on September 30, 1980, the level of representation was lowered to the level of the second clerk after Israel annexed East Jerusalem in 1980 and declared Jerusalem the eternal capital.

In 1991, the diplomatic relations were again raised to the level of the Ambassador, due to the positive statement that started to be formed with the Madrid Conference in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the first half of 1990s.

Turkey has taken initiatives in order to live in peace with Israel’s neighbours, but Israel’s non-governmental humanitarian aid convoy to Gaza by organizations that perform in international waters on 31 May 2010 and 10 attacks that killed Turkish citizens have a negative impact on bilateral relations. Turkey’s Ambassador to Tel Aviv after the attack had been called to the centre. Currently, Turkey is represented in temporary charge affairs level in Israel.

Turkey, Israel and the international laws and customs framework for the normalization of relations, the Israeli government to apologize to the families of the victims have demanded the removal of a moment before the payment of compensation and restrictions on Gaza.

To take the steps expected from Israel itself, in 2011, Turkey – Israel to minimize the level of diplomatic relations; resulting in the suspension of all military agreements between the two countries. Turkey’s Jewish community receives these measures are not, have been directed exclusively to the attitudes and practices of the Israeli government.

Recent Developments:

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made a phone call to President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Israel on 22 March 2013 during his visit to Israel. In the light of the investigation conducted by Israel regarding the Blue Marmara attack and pointing out that a series of operational mistakes were made, the Turkish people apologized on behalf of Israel for all kinds of mistakes leading to death or injury. Mr. Erdogan accepted this apology on behalf of the Turkish people. Israel has also accepted the loss of life to pay compensation to the citizens of our citizens. He also pledged that this will continue as long as the civilian population has essentially lifted restrictions on entry into the Palestinian territories, including the Gaza Strip, and continued calm. In this context,

As a result of negotiations aimed at re-normalization of Turkey-Israel relations it has reached an agreement on June 26, 2016. The “Agreement on Procedures for Compensation” between the two parties was signed on 28 June 2016.

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