December 18, 2015
Bryza on Israel and Turkey's Economic Partnership
The two countries would exchange ambassadors, and all legal claims against Israel would be dropped. They also agreed to open talks on laying an undersea gas pipeline from Israel’s Leviathan offshore gas field to Turkey.
“Erdogan is sending a political signal in the form of a economic partnership with Israel to blunt any fears that Russia could cut off the gas supply,” said Matthew Bryza, a member of the board at Turcas Petrol, a Turkish energy company.