https://ahvalnews.com/-Israeli President Isaac Herzog said his visit to Turkey will be a part of an international climate campaign, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
“In the coming month, I am due to visit our Mediterranean coast neighbours Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, and meet their leaders,” Herzog told a climate conference, it said.
Herzog said he wanted to forge “a regional partnership for addressing the climate crisis,” with these three countries, as well as with Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and the Palestinians,” Reuters said.
Relations between Turkey and Israel have deteriorated markedly since Israeli commandos killed 10 Turkish citizens trying to enter Gaza aboard the Mavi Marmara aid ship in 2010. Turkey’s support for Hamas, considered a terrorist organisation by Israel and the United States, is also among a string of issues contributing to ongoing political tensions, despite efforts this year at a thaw. Turkey has provided funds and/or citizenship to top Hamas officials, prompting Israeli rebukes.
Herzog’s visit will be held on March 9-10, according to Turkish media.
Earlier this month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey and Israel could work together to transport Israeli natural gas to Europe, and the issue will be discussed in their face-to-face meeting with his Israeli counterpart.