Israel, Turkey consider building joint gas pipeline


( Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz met with his Turkish counterpart, Berat Albayrak, on Thursday in Istanbul where the two sides are considering building a pipeline to supply Israeli natural gas to Turkey and European markets.

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz. Credit: Israeli government.

Both countries have "agreed to establish immediately a dialogue to examine the possibility and the feasibility,” Steinitz said, The Associated Press reported.

At the meeting, the first since the two sides restored relations last summer, the leaders discussed the issue of Turkey supplying electricity and other energy sources to the Palestinians.

"Israel is welcoming any involvement of Turkey in improving the lives of ordinary people in Gaza," Steinitz said."We will do our best in order to enable this."

Posted on October 14, 2016 .