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Egypt wants Israel to put the brakes on reconciling with Turkey; they do NOT want Turkey in Gaza


Senior Egyptian Foreign Ministry officials have quietly expressed concerns regarding the status of a possible reconciliation between Israel and Turkey and the impact that may have on Turkey’s access to Gaza.

The prospect of Israel and Turkey resuming bilateral ties has left Egyptian officials concerned, according to Haaretz.

Last month, Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily reported that one of the key demands to reconciliation by Turkey is for Israel to allow for “unrestricted access” to Gaza.

The souring of the Israeli-Turkey relationship stems from the Gaza flotilla raid of September 2010, when Israeli forces boarded six Turkish ships that attempted to break Israel’s Gaza blockade.

Egypt and Israel jointly implemented a land, sea and


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