Turkey news roundup – Dec. 24, 2019

An aerial view shows the newly arrived foundation platform of Leviathan natural gas field, in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Haifa, Israel January 31, 2019. Marc Israel Sellem/File Photo

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important issues over the past week.

Eastern Mediterranean Gas

Daily Sabah: Turkey, Israel gas cooperation lucrative for capitalizing on East Med resources

Ankara and Tel Aviv are reportedly in contact to resume negotiations for a gas pipeline project extending from Israel to Europe via Turkey. Israel and Turkey had been in negotiation on a a gas pipeline in 2016 following a long awaited reconciliation agreement however the parties could not make progress due to political and commercial reasons.

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Syrian Refugees

International Organizations

Anadolu Agency: Turkey to head OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) decided Wednesday that Turkey will take over the chairmanship of its decision-making body in January. Turkey last headed the OSCE Forum for Security and Cooperation 18 years ago.

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