Israeli media outlets uncovered on Sunday that a high-ranking Turkish source conveyed a message to Israel announcing Ankara’s readiness to negotiate with Tel Aviv over shipping out Israel gas supplies to Europe through Turkey territories.
The Turkish official said that his country is waiting for the formation of a stable government in Israel and the appointment of a new energy minister to discuss the issue.
The source added that the message contradicted other previous Turkish positions, in which, Ankara announced its rejection to extend Israeli gas pipelines to Europe through the Turkish territory.
It is noteworthy that the Turkish president Erdogan signed in November two memoranda of understanding with Libyan Al-Wefaq government led by Fayez Al-Sarraj in the fields of security cooperation and maritime areas.
The agreement also included exchanging experiences, training and planning support and equipment from the Turkish side to its Libyan counterpart, in addition to participating in military exercises.
The two sides decided to grant, exchange and allocate military services as well as logistical cooperation, in addition to exchanging munitions, weapons systems, and military mechanisms.
The Turkish government and the government of Tripoli can also cooperate by exchanging experts and establishing contacts between security and military institutions, as well as participating in military exercises, including live ammunition exercises.
With regard to intelligence, the two sides commit to cooperate to counter national security threats, combat global terrorism and illegal immigration, and combat weapons of mass destruction.
The signatories also agreed on the memo not to divulge, transfer or share confidential information and materials to a third party “without prior written approval.”