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Turkish official: Regional security problem binds Israel and Turkey | The Jerusalem Post

"A serious security problem occurred in the Middle East after the so-called Arab Spring," says Turkish Foreign Ministry official Mesut Ozcan.

Turkey sees regional secur ity concerns as a main factor in the prospect to normalize ties with Israel, Turkish Foreign Ministry official Mesut Ozcan said Friday

"A serious security problem occurred in the Middle East after the so-called Arab Spring," Turkey's Anadolu News Agency quoted Ozcan as saying. "We see that what binds Israel and Turkey is this security problem."

He also underlined that the over five-year conflict in Syria has posed threats to both Turkey and Israel.

"Therefore, taking joint action on security issues will be on the agenda," he added in reference to Israel and Turkey's expected signing of an agreement to restore diplomacy early next week.


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