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Tel Aviv to hold meetings with Erdogan's opponents

February 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Yesterday morning [22/6], Hebrew Radio revealed that the Israeli government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is currently in communication with political entities in Turkey that oppose the ruling Justice and Development Party. This comes on the heels of acute tension in relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv against the backdrop of Israel’s attack on the ‘Freedom Flotilla’ in which nine Turkish aid workers were killed.

The radio station reported that a deputy minister in the Israeli government, Ehud Kara, will soon travel to Turkey to hold a series of meetings with opponents to the policies of the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Station quoted Kara as saying that he had been invited to visit Turkey by a person named Adnan Octa from one of Turkey’s opposition parties and that “the Turkish opposition wants to correct relations with Israel”. Kara also noted that the relevant Israeli political agencies endorsed the idea of going to Ankara and he is awaiting security instructions.