Israeli PM’s representative meets with MİT chief

March 27, 2014, Thursday/ 09:58:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

David Meidan, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu's personal representative on energy and security issues, met with Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) chief, Hakan Fidan, in Ankara on Monday.

During Meidan and Fidan's meeting, it was agreed that embassies in both countries will reopen. A possible future visit of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Israel was also discussed.

Turkish-Israeli relations took a positive turn after Erdoğan's last meeting with US President Barack Obama. Erdoğan stated during the meeting that Turkey is ready to do whatever it can in order to stabilize relations between the two countries.

Several topics were on the table during the meeting, including the issue of oil and gas exploration in the East Mediterranean and it was stated that Turkey will play a role in this. Another major topic was Erdoğan's future visit to Israel. It was suggested that Erdoğan's visit might take place one month after the elections.

Meidan was second-in-command at the Israeli national intelligence agency Mossad for years and instead of taking charge as the chief of the agency, he became a personal representative for the Israeli prime minister.

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