Turkey has not completely cut ties with Israel and continues to work with the country in the field of intelligence services, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.
“The main problem right now is the people at the top,” Erdogan told reporters after Friday prayers.
“Palestinian politics is our red line. It is impossible for us to accept Palestinian politics in Israel. Your cruel actions there are unacceptable,” Erdogan said.
“If there are no problems at the highest level, our relationship can be very different,” he added.
However, the president noted that Turkey hopes to improve relations with his country. “We want to improve our relationship,” he said.
According to a recent report, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev is trying to improve relations between the two countries.
Azerbaijan, which recently liberated its territory from the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, uses drones and other defense systems from Turkey and Israel, which help it gain supremacy. According to the Israel Walla! Aliyev called Erdogan earlier this week and provided several suggestions for improving diplomatic relations with Israel.