Report: Azerbaijan trying to mediate between Israel and Turkey


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Report: Azerbaijan trying to mediate between Israel and Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly open to idea of improving relations with Israel.
Elad Benari , Dec 24 , 2020
Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Azeri President Ilham Aliyev is trying to mend relations between Israel and Turkey, senior Israeli officials told Barak Ravid of Axios on Wednesday. According to the officials, Aliyev raised the Israel-Turkey tensions in a recent call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Aliyev's advisers told their Israeli counterparts that Erdogan responded positively to the idea of improving relations, reported Erdogan. While the Turkish President has a history of bellicose comments on Israel, Aliyev's advisers claimed that he is not anti-Israel, but rather had been incited against Israel by aides who no longer advise him. Azeri Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said on a recent call with his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi, that Azerbaijan thinks it is a good time for Israel and Turkey to mend fences, according to Ravid.