Netanyahu to Kerry: Israel-Turkey deal to have ‘immense’ impact on economy

ROME – An agreement to normalize ties with Turkey after six years will have a positive impact on Israel’s economy, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.

Speaking after meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome, Netanyahu said the agreement, announced by Israeli and Turkish officials on Sunday, was "an important step".

"It has also immense implications for the Israeli economy, and I use that word advisedly," he told reporters together with Kerry. Israeli officials have raised the prospect of lucrative Mediterranean gas deals once ties with Turkey were mended.


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