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‘Erdogan Shoots Himself in the Pocket with Anti-Israel View’

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s anti-Israel rhetoric is interfering with Turkish-Israeli cooperation that could turn Turkey into a regional energy base to ship Israeli natural gas to Europe.

“Their inability to complete a pipeline deal would hurt Turkish ambitions to become a regional transit center and mean continued dependence on Russia and Iran for gas,” according to Bloomberg News.

Erdogan last week accused Israel of being involved with the military coup that ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi from power in Egypt.

“Rising tensions between the former allies risk the ability of Israel’s Delek Group Ltd. and Turkey’s Zorlu Holding AS to negotiate a pipeline from Israel to Turkey that could feed markets in Europe. While trade has been resilient to the souring of diplomatic ties, building the $2 billion pipeline requires inter-government cooperation for a long-term commercial agreement,” Bloomberg explained.

Hamas Claims Erdogan Will Visit Next Week

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Gaza next Friday, even though he said earlier this week that protested against his government have forced him to suspend plans to honor Hamas with a visit.

A Palestinian Authority newspaper quoted the Hamas regime’s secretary Abdulsalam Siyam as saying that two Turkish officials and several journalists already are in Gaza to discuss preparations for Erdogan’s arrival.

Erdogan has announced several times in the past two years he will visit Gaza, an event that would jeopardize Ankara’s relations with Israel and the United States while boosting the status of Hamas.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hamas-claims-erdogan-will-visit-next-week/2013/06/27/

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