Turkish Official: Israel, Turkey Bound By Regional Security Threats


The Jerusalem Post reports: Turkey sees regional security concerns as a main factor in the prospect to normalize ties with Israel, Turkish Foreign Ministry official Mesut Ozcan said Friday.

As a detente between Ankara and Jerusalem is soon expected to come to fruition, Ozcan met with Zionist Union MK Ksenia Svetlova at an event with Israel and Turkish representatives in Istanbul on Friday.

“A serious security problem occurred in the Middle East after the so-called Arab Spring,” Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency quoted Ozcan as saying. “We see that what binds Israel and Turkey is this security problem.”