The Jerusalem Post reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Greek counterpart, Alexis Tsipras, sent a message to Ankara on Wednesday, saying the growing alliance between the two states, together with Cyprus, is not aimed against Turkey, with whom all three have tense ties.
“Our cooperation with Greece and Cyprus stands on its own,” Netanyahu said at a joint press conference in Jerusalem with Tsipras. “We believe it is long overdue, and are very happy about the progress. It is independent of efforts to normalize relations with Turkey.”
Netanyahu said that these efforts will continue, and “we have to ensure that Israeli interests are assured.”
“Turkey and Israel had very good relations in former years,” Netanyahu said. “We did not want to see it deteriorate, and we did not cause this deterioration. If there is a change of policy, we will welcome it.”
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