Israeli-Turkish relations took a further knock this week when Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz all but ruled out any energy cooperation between the two countries, unless Israel agrees to a ceasefire and removes the blockade surrounding Gaza.

Partners in Israel’s largest offshore natural gas field, the 22 tcf Leviathan discovery have been in talks in recent months with a number of private Turkish companies to build a pipeline directly from the field to the Turkish port of Ceyhan (MEES, 28 March). (CONTINUED - 740 WORDS)