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Netanyahu reassured Greece and Cyprus: no rapprochement with Turkey no

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the leadership of the Israeli foreign Ministry held a series of telephone conversations with representatives of the governments of Greece and Cyprus.

This step was taken against the background of publications about the new rapprochement between Israel and Turkey, which appeared in Israeli and Turkish media last week.

In particular, Netanyahu personally telephoned the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, assuring him that even if the agreement with Turkey is reached, it will not go to the detriment of Israeli-Cypriot relations, reports Haaretz.

Speaking at a meeting of the faction «Likud» party in the Knesset, Netanyahu stressed that at the moment no agreements with Turkey not.

According to him, between Jerusalem and Ankara maintain regular contacts, however, progress on key issues, including requiring Israel to limit Hamas activities in Turkey and the Turkish demand to lift the blockade of Gaza, is not observed.

Recall that in recent years, Israel has established close relations with the authorities of Greece and Cyprus, in the security sphere and in the sphere of development of joint infrastructures (gas, electricity). 28 January 2016 in Nicosia to be held the meeting of the leaders of the three countries.

Netanyahu reassured Greece and Cyprus: no rapprochement with Turkey no 22.12.2015

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