Turkish prime minister to visit Gaza
Azerbaijan, Baku, 23 March / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will visit the Gaza Strip, head of the Hamas government in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh said, CNN Türk reported.
However, he did not specify the date of Erdoğan's visit to Gaza, noting that the visit will take place in the near future. According to Haniyeh, the normalization of relations between Turkey and Israel is a diplomatic victory for Ankara.
"I am sure if Israel has promised Turkey to lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip, Tel Aviv will fulfill its promise," Haniyeh said.
The agreement on the normalization of relations between Turkey and Israel was reached on Friday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan apologized for violations committed during maritime operation that could cause death of Turkish citizens.
As reported by the Office of the Israeli Prime Minister, heads of governments agreed on the restoration of normal relations, including the return of the ambassadors and Turkey's refusal of legal harassment of Israeli soldiers.