One byproduct of Israel’s apology to Turkey for operational errors that may have
caused loss of life on the Mavi Marmara could be cooperation in the energy
field, Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Tuesday.
acknowledge that it is a political issue,” Yildiz was quoted by Today’s Zaman as
saying in reference to the apology at an energy conference in Ankara, amid a
slight decrease in public Turkish gloating over the issue.
for the apology is not [common] energy projects, but the result of it can be
energy projects,” he said.
“Within the process of normalization, after
Israel has fulfilled its responsibilities towards our side, the project of
transporting Israeli gas via Turkey could come onto the agenda.”