In Secret Meeting, Turkey and Israel Hopes for Relations

11793190_932944840099970_897987681_nKABUL: (Middle East Press) Israeli Foreign Ministry’s director-general meets with his Turkish counterpart in an attempt to repair relations between the nations in Rome.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the Foreign Ministry’s recently-appointed director-general, Dore Gold, embarked on a secret trip to Rome, for a meeting that was scheduled ahead of time with Turkish counterpart Feridun Hadi Sinirlioğlu.

The meeting occurred after a long period of disconnect between Israel and Turkey.

Gold flew to Italy without the knowledge of Yossi Cohen, the National Security Advisor, who was responsible for talks between Jerusalem and Ankara until now.

Gold also did not notify Joseph Ciechanover, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s previous envoy for Turkish issues.

According to an anonymous source in Israel’s Foreign Ministry Gold traveled to Rome without particular expertising.

This meeting was designed in private circles and Mossad’s willingness is evident in these talks.

Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon has refused any comment on this case. Sinirlioğlu was Turkish ambassador to the occupied territories before his current post.

In addition to his personal relationships with Zionist circles he also was respected by Zionist officials. Therefore he seeks reconciliation in the Turkish-Israeli relationship under his personal motivation


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