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As in the good old days: Turkey and Israel will resume contacts on the security line

Greater Middle East (bbabo.net), Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will meet today, October 27, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The parties are expected to announce the resumption of security relations between the countries. This is the first visit by an Israeli defense minister to Turkey in about a decade. It is reported by Haaretz on October 27.

Gantz will also meet with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.

Israeli and Turkish security officials have held secret talks in recent months. The talks were led by Israel Defense Ministry chief of security and politics, Dror Shalom, and according to Israeli sources in the intelligence services, the resumption of ties was carried out in coordination with Greece, Cyprus and the United States.

One source said the purpose of the meeting was to "strengthen Israel's security ties in the region." “Turkey is a significant player in the Mediterranean region and has a presence in the Syrian region, which is very important,” the source writes, noting that strengthening ties with Turkey will strengthen Israel’s relations with countries with which it has no official relations. But other questions remain open, such as "the presence of Hamas and terrorist organizations in Turkey," writes the Israeli publication.

As in the good old days: Turkey and Israel will resume contacts on the security line