The news of Erdogan government’s holding secret negotiations with the Israeli regime have coincided with an array of diplomatic and economic developments between the two sides. According to the reports, the fresh talks come as an attachment to the negotiations held in Italy some months earlier. In the recent talks, a process for normalizing the diplomatic ties between them was agreed upon. It included returning the two sides’ ambassadors, and Turkey's withdrawal from its legal claims against the Israeli military forces that attacked the Mavi Marmara, Turkish flotilla that attempted to break blockade of Gaza in 2010, Ankara also accepted to stop coordination with the Palestinian resistance movements on its soil. They would also reflect on stretching an Israeli gas pipeline via Turkey and also would discuss Turkish imports of Israeli natural gas. Touching on Israeli-Turkish relation normalization a couple of aspects have been ignored. We would shed light on them, as we would elaborated on the conditions which have led to this rapprochement. Firstly, there is a large-scale contradiction in Erdogan’s foreign policy. During the past few years, specifically past five years, Erdogan has talked about supporting the Palestinian cause and its resistant movements. He also insisted on the necessity of lifting Gaza Strip’s blockade, and he hosted the Palestinian resistant movement’s leaders on Turkish soil. However, in the present time, we can see all these claims and demands have gone away as a result of an agreement with the Israeli regime to ban activities of the Palestinian resistant movements’ leaders on the Turkish soil. Also, there was no trace of a Turkish demand included in the deal to lift the Israeli blockade on Gaza. In fact, the talk revolved all around dropping all of Erdogan’s propagandistic demands about Palestine, Gaza and the Turkish ship Mavi Marmora and majorly focuses on transferring the natural gas from the occupied Palestinian territories via and to Turkey. Recommended:Germany calls Erdogan ‘godfather of terrorism’The rapprochement is based on economic interests and advantages. The Israeli regime is facing some difficulties exporting its gas from Leviathan gas field because after the recent gas discoveries alongside Egyptian coasts, exporting Israeli gas to Egypt, as a major gas importer, has turned to a joke. On the other hand, transferring gas to Europe through Greece and Cyprus is hampered by a set of technical, economic and security hurdles. The deal has basically come to create an impression that Tel Aviv has more than one choice to export its gas. The Israeli regime has seen the solution through Turkey. A series of Turkish policies, which included supporting the chaos in Syria and Iraq, recent interventions in Iraq’s internal affairs, as well shooting down the Russian bomber, have put Erdogan in a tight corner. Since Russia provides %60 of Turkish gas, Erdogan’s choice has shifted to Tel Aviv. Thereby, Palestine and Gaza have no place in Erdogan’s policy but being utilized as bargaining chips to push for more economic interests and privileges. Secondly, such a normalization of diplomatic ties would shows that Turkish officials have adopted hypocritical policies toward Israeli regime. Erdogan and his party’s popularity and success in the elections have been brought about as a result of adopting conservative Islamic principles and their anti - secularist policy. He earlier focused on an anti - Israeli regime policy and that he worked on building a powerful government strong enough not to yield to the demands of the US and the West. However, he, today, threw Turkey back in the Israeli and Western side in a move to run ahead from his wrong policies in the region and in neighboring countries. So, he allowed the US to use the Turkish Incirlik air base and to take it as a center for directing the terrorism in the region, as he, as a result of his polices, made Turkey subservient to western control. Now Erdogan is worried about US ' increasing the interest rate which was around zero and drove many of the investors to invest their money in the emerging economies like Turkey, South Africa and Brazil, as he, additionally, is worried about economic disturbances which could be added to the security troubles and his conflict with Kurdistan Workers’ Party(PKK) in southeast Turkey. Actually, Erdogan has put Turkey on the edge of a volcano as he turned the region to a hotbed for the West. Thirdly, Erdogan’s decisions are not independent from the Western, American and Israeli policy as after Turkish forces’ incursion into the Iraqi territory and after ignoring the Iraqi government and people’s calls for Turkey to pull back its forces from Iraq’s soil, the US ' contact came which directed the Turkish forces to retreat and move out of Iraq ' s north. At the same time, the US has expressed welcome to Turkey’s moving towards normalization of diplomatic ties with the Israeli regime.This article originally appeared on Alwaght. com