Ibrahim Kalin said no final agreement on a text for mending ties with Israel had yet been reached and that talks would continue in the coming weeks. The Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Friday Turkish and Israeli teams had made progress towards finalizing a deal in talks last week.
The latest round of reconciliation talks between Israel and Turkey were held at an unannounced location in Europe on Thursday, but the long awaited rapprochement between the erstwhile allies remains elusive.
“Meetings with Israel have been taking place for a while and they are continuing today,” Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in Ankara on Thursday. “If our demands are received favorably, then the next steps will be clear and the necessary announcements will be made to the public.”
Israel was represented at the talks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s envoy Joseph Ciechanover and deputy head of the National Security Council Yaakov Nagel, and the Turks by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu, a former ambassador to Israel.