Israel’s Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy, and Water Resources, Yuval Steinitz, said that Tel Aviv and Ankara have agreed to start intergovernmental consultations on the construction of a pipeline in the Mediterranean Sea to supply Israeli gas to Europe via Turkey, Sputnik reported.
Steinitz comments came after he concluded his meeting with the Turkish Energy Minister, Berat Albayrak, early October. This is the first meeting between the two countries after a breakdown in relations that lasted for six years, according to The Algemeiner. During the meeting, they also discussed Turkey’s role in supplying electricity and other energy sources to the Palestinians.
Egypt Oil&Gas reported early May that Turkey and Israel were on the verge of signing an energy deal, allowing the latter to export its natural gas. Ankara was planning to consume half of Leviathan gas supplies from 2020, via a proposed pipeline to Turkey. Also, the Israeli gas could be shipped to Europe from Turkey in the second phase.