Israeli Energy Minister discusses possible gas pipeline between Israel and Turkey

Israel’s Energy Minister met with his Turkish counterpart in Istanbul. During the meeting, the two discussed the possibility of building a natural gas pipeline from Israel to Turkey.
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Representatives from Turkey and Israel met yesterday (Thursday) in order to discuss the possibility of building a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries, according to Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz.

Steinitz, who is currently in Turkey as part of Israel’s first ministerial visit since the 2010 flotilla incident, said that during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Berat Albayrak, he agreed to “immediately begin a dialogue between our two governments in order to examine the likelihood of the project.”

“We discussed the topic of energy in general and the matter of natural gas in particular,” continued Steinitz. “We also discussed the possibility of building a natural gas pipeline from Israel to Turkey in order to supply natural gas to Turkey and Europe.”


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