President Erdoğan had a telephone conversation with Pope Francis. According to the statement made by the Directorate of Communications, during the conversation, the situation between Israel and Palestine was discussed.
According to the report of Kan News Channel of Israel, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has invited Israeli Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz to Turkey for a conference which will be organized in June.
While Turkey´s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the names of the new ambassadors who will be appointed to work in the capitals of some important countries, in the foreign press there have been allegations that Ufuk Ulutaş will be appointed as the new Tel Aviv Ambassador.
Israeli Chargé d´Affaires Roey Gilad, speaking at the meeting where the cooperation possibilities in technology were discussed, said that the trade volume between Turkey and Israel, with the contribution of high technology, could reach $10 billion.
Columnist Soli Özel met Ian Lustick from UPenn to discuss his new book Paradigm Lost. Lustick says that Israel thought repeated military victory over Palestinians would divide them, with one fraction willing to compromise, but that this policy eventually created a false illusion in Israelis minds of a weak enemy. Lustick says that this made Israelis reluctant to compromise with Palestinians, birthing the one-state reality.
Bekir Ağırdır, the general manager of Konda Research and Consultancy, whose predictions for the June 23rd elections proved to be correct, shared with us his detailed analyses on Turkeys political and social structure.