Ankara Regarding Israeli Gas to Replace Russia Imports

Ankara Regarding Israeli Gas to Replace Russia Imports
Thu Dec 10, 2015 16:42:53

Erdogan is considering gas imports from Israel, with the Tel Aviv regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the two sides have already discussed the possibility.

Turkey has listed a number of conditions for a deal, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman on Thursday, citing demands for compensation for the May 2010 Israeli attack on an aid flotilla.

“If Israel takes steps on this issue, we will of course take needed steps, but the implementation of the previously reached consensus on compensation and the finalization of the negotiations is particularly important,” Ibrahim Kalın said in a press conference in Ankara.

His remarks came after Netanyahu said Israel was already in talks with Ankara about selling gas to Turkey.

In a speech to the Knesset on Wednesday, the Israeli premier said he wanted to expand relations with Ankara.

“We’re looking at the changing scene and seeing how we can, as I said before, diversify our markets, establish new friendships or rekindle old relationships if possible,” he said; Press TV reported.

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