Ankara offered Israeli gas through Turkey as Russian gas substitute
Israeli media says Ankara has proposed to "Israel" and the United States that they stop the European dependency on Russian gas by replacing it with Israeli gas that passes through Turkey.
Israeli occupation President Isaac Herzog requested the launching of a gas pipeline project from gas wells in the Mediterranean through Turkey to deliver gas to Europe, Israeli media reported.
Israeli KAN diplomatic commentator Amichai Stein said Turkey had its share of requests from the Israelis, noting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his talks with the Israeli president, requested that the Israelis pay in advance for the gas pipeline.
"During Herzog-Erdogan meeting, Erdogan raised Turkey's desire to promote gas cooperation between two countries and build an Israel-Turkey-Europe pipeline," Stein said on Twitter.
Turkey is not only counting on "Isreal" to approve the proposal, as Turkish parties have met with US parties to negotiate to bring "Tel Aviv" in on the deal.
"The Americans will also push for a pipeline from the Israeli wells through Turkey into Europe," Amichai Stein added.
"Turkey has made this proposal several times already, but this time, [Ankara] is telling the Israelis and the Americans: you want to stop the European dependency on Russian gas, and this is the best way to do so, as in take out the Russian gas and opt-out for Israeli gas through Turkey," the Israeli correspondent asserted.
Israeli occupation’s president Issac Herzog landed in Ankara on Wednesday to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the first visit by an Israeli president since 2008.
Ahead of his trip, Herzog told reporters that "We will not agree on everything, and the relationship between Israel and Turkey has certainly known ups and downs and not-so-simple moments in recent years."
"But we shall try to restart our relations and build them in a measured and cautious manner, and with mutual respect between our states," he added.