This is a truly historic and significant step for Turkey, for the EU and for our region.

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs congratulates the government and people of Turkey on the agreement reached on negotiations for its accession to the European Union.

This is a truly historic and significant step for Turkey, for the EU and for our region as a whole, that will undoubtedly contribute to strengthening regional stability, democracy, cooperation and economic prosperity.