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Sunday, February 5, 2017
In further sign of warming ties, Turkish energy officials headed to Jerusalem
In yet another sign of the burgeoning diplomatic detente between Israel and Turkey, a high-level delegation of Turkish energy officials will visit Israel Sunday.
The group is being led by the director of Ankara’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, according to Israel Radio.
The delegation is slated to meet Israeli Energy Ministry officials, as well as representatives of Delek Group and Noble Energy, the two main members of a concern developing Israel’s massive natural gas fields in the Mediterranean. One key issue on the agenda, according to reports: an initiative to lay an underwater gas pipeline between Israel and energy hub Turkey.
The delegation will also visit the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, blockaded by Israel and Egypt, which is experiencing a severe electricity shortage, in a bid to find ways to ease the energy crisis. READ MORE