Turkish-Israeli thaw’s second phase: Gaza trip

Turkish-Israeli thaw’s second phase: Gaza trip

 

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s planned visit to Gaza would be in concert with growing Turkish-Israeli rapprochement as it would complement the Mideast peace process and facilitate détente between rival Palestinian groups, Turkish officials have said.

Officials discussed the matter April 7 with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and U.S. sources underlined the importance of the “timing” of Erdoğan’s visit so that it would be helpful and constructive in facilitating the peace process.