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Thanks to Syria, it seems that Turkey and Israel can finally alleviate tension…

The EU?s non-negotiations with Turkey (Opinion)

from EurActiv.com

The EU?s negotiations, or rather non-negotiations with Turkey, turned out to be tricks, jeopardising the EU?s reputation and respectability. What the Germans and others don?t seem to realise is that they expect more from Turkey than they do from themselves, writes Dr. Petra Erler.


Turkey sees accords with Israel, Kurds as first step to greater regional role

from Yahoo news

After two major breakthroughs in less than a week ? an accord to end a three-year squabble with Israel and a landmark step by a jailed Kurdish leader to settle?



Israel sorry for Turkish flotilla attack

from FT.com – World, Europe

Apology was brokered by President Obama and surprised analysts who had believed the two leaders were not flexible enough to reach a solution

Israeli apology for flotilla deaths

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition

Israel apologises to Turkey for any errors that resulted in the deaths of nine activists during the raid on a flotilla bound for Gaza in 2010.


Israel-Turkey detente ‘vital’ for Mideast peace: Kerry

from Hurriyet Daily News

Israel and Turkey’s recent rapprochement is a vital factor in developing peace.

Behind Scenes of Israel- Turkey Deal

from Yahoo news

The U.S. helped bring an end to a three-year feud between Israel and Turkey , but Obama didn?t broker the deal. Eli Lake reports.

Israel and Turkey agree to restore diplomatic ties

JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israel and Turkey agreed to restore full diplomatic relations on Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized in a phone call for a deadly naval raid against a Gaza-bound international flotilla in a dramatic turnaround partly brokered by President Barack Obama.

Israeli apology to Turkey eases tensions between Syria’s neighbors

President Barack Obama brokered a diplomatic reconciliation between key Middle East allies Israel and Turkey at the end of his visit to the Holy Land, thawing tensions that have complicated U.S. efforts to cope with regional issues including Syria’s civil war.

Israel apologizes to Turkey : how Syrian crisis helped Obama make his case

Behind President Obama?s surprise brokering of a mending of ties between Israel and Turkey Friday stands a deepening regional crisis ? namely Syria ? that suddenly trumped the dispute that had soured relations between two key US partners.


Obama brokers Israel- Turkey rapprochement

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel apologized to Turkey on Friday for killing nine Turkish citizens in a 2010 naval raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla and the two feuding U.S. allies agreed to normalize relations in a surprise breakthrough announced by U.S. President Barack Obama. The rapprochement could help regional coordination to contain spillover from the Syrian civil war and ease

Israel assures Greece over normalization with Turkey: Report

from Hurriyet Daily News

The normalization of ties with Turkey will not affect Israel?s relations with Greece, Israeli Prime


Israeli apology to Turkey eases tensions between Syria’s neighbors

from Yahoo News Photos

President Barack Obama brokered a diplomatic reconciliation between key Middle East allies Israel and Turkey at the end of his visit to the Holy Land, thawing tensions that have complicated U.S. efforts to cope with regional issues including Syria’s civil war.


Turkey Accepts Israel’s Apology for Flotilla Raid

TIMELINE: Crisis in Israel- Turkey relations

From Prime Minister Olmert’s pursuit of Turkey ‘s help with direct talks with Syria, to the rapid deterioration in relations that followed the 2010 raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla, Haaretz brings you key events that shaped the ties between Israel and Turkey .

Turkey says all main demands met with Israeli apology

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday all of Turkey ‘s fundamental demands had been met with an apology from Israel over the killing of nine Turkish citizens in a 2010 naval raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla. In a telephone call with his Turkish counterpart earlier on Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu apologized for the killings and said Israel would pay

Turkey says Israel has relaxed restrictions on imports to Palestinian areas

ANKARA (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Turkish counterpart on Friday that Israel had “substantially” lifted restrictions on the entry of civilian goods into the Palestinian territories, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s office said. “Prime Minister Netanyahu … noted that Israel had substantially lifted the restrictions on the entry of civilian goods into

With the Apology, All Stars and Suns Are Aligned. But Is It For Peace or War?

by Emre Kızılkaya

Israel?s U.S.-mediated apology from Turkey to mend relations after the Mavi Marmara incident is widely regarded as a ?victory? in the Turkish media.

Israel?s national security advisor felt ?like a baby? following apology: Report

from Hurriyet Daily News

The recent breakthrough in Turkish-Israeli relations was met with relief by some Israeli officials, especially those who contributed to efforts.


Turkish-Israeli diplomats to meet next week to agree compensation for Mavi Marmara victims

from Hurriyet Daily News

Now that Israel has issued a formal apology to Turkey.

Netanyahu Regret and Apology

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish Prime Minister Rejeb Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone on Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama said in a statement, in an apparent bid to repair relations between the two U.S. allies.

‘This is just the beginning,? says Obama about Israel’s apology

from Hurriyet Daily News

“This is a work in progress. It’s just the beginning,” said U.S. President Barack Obama.

With Israel’s apology Turkey’s demands have been met: Foreign Minister Davutoğlu

from Hurriyet Daily News

“Turkey’s basic demands have been met; we got what we wanted,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said..

US welcomes Israel’s apology to Turkey, emphasizes Kerry’s efforts

from Hurriyet Daily News

The European Union and NATO welcomed Israel’s apology to Turkey..

EU, NATO welcome Israel’s apology

from Hurriyet Daily News

The European Union and NATO welcomed Israel’s apology to Turkey

Apology a political and diplomatic success for Turkey: Operator of Mavi Marmara

from Hurriyet Daily News

Israel’s formal apology over the Mavi Marmara raid is a political and diplomatic success, the head of the foundation.

Netanyahu apologises to Turkish PM for Israeli role in Gaza flotilla raid

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Harriet Sherwood, Ewen MacAskill

Obama brokers call between Netanyahu and Erdogan as Israel says sorry for role in 2010 naval raid that left nine Turks dead

Barack Obama has persuaded Israel to apologise to Turkey for the loss of nine lives on board the Mavi Marmara ? the lead ship in an aid flotilla trying to breach the blockade of Gaza ? in a deal that paves the way for diplomatic relations to be restored between the two countries.


Les excuses de Nétanyahou au peuple turc

by Acturca

Le Figaro (France) no. 21348, samedi 23 mars 2013, p. 5 Laure Marchand, correspondante à Ankara Le premier ministre israélien a regretté vendredi l?arraisonnement de la flottille à destination de Gaza en 2010, causant la mort de neuf ressortissants turcs. Et ouvre ainsi la voie à la réconciliation entre les deux pays. Moyen-Orient. À défaut

Un pari qui renforce la position régionale d?Ankara

by Acturca

Libération (France)  22 mars 2013, p. 7 Marc Semo En s?appuyant sur sa population kurde, Recep Tayyip Erdogan compte faire de son pays une plaque tournante pour les Kurdes irakiens et syriens. Un long et difficile processus commence pour trouver une solution politique à la question kurde en Turquie. Il y avait déjà eu durant

With Obama as Broker, Israelis and Turkey End Dispute Over Ship Raid

by Acturca

The New York Times (USA) Saturday, March 23, 2013, p. A 1 By Jodi Rudoren and Mark Landler * Jerusalem ? Under persistent prodding from President Obama, Israel and Turkey resolved a bitter three-year dispute on Friday with a diplomatic thaw that will help a fragile region confront Syria?s civil war, while handing the president

In Bosnia, Turkey brings back a gentle version of the Ottoman Empire

from Yahoo news

Turkey conquered the Balkans five centuries ago. Now Turkish power is making inroads through friendlier means. Two Turkish-run universities have opened in Bosnia?s Ottoman-influenced capital in recent years, bringing an influx of Turkish students and culture to a predominantly Muslim country still reeling from a brutal ethnic war almost two decades ago. Read full article

EU needs fairer system: Turkish deputy premier

from Hurriyet Daily News

The European Union must preserve its solidarity and come up with a fairer system, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said.

Practice key to normalization of Israeli relations, says Turkish PM Erdoğan

from Hurriyet Daily News

Prime Minister Erdoğan has indicated that the fence-mending announcement between Israel and Turkey is only a beginning in the restoring of bilateral relations

Erdogan: No quick restoration of ties with Israel

from Yahoo News Photos

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested “normalization” of ties with Israel would take time, hinting that Turkey wanted to ensure the victims of a flotilla raid were compensated and Israel remained committed to the easing of restrictions of goods to Gaza before relations are restored between the two nations.

With Obama as Broker, Israelis and Turkey End Dispute

from NYT > Turkey by By JODI RUDOREN and MARK LANDLER; Jodi Rudoren reported from Jerusalem, and Mark Landler from Amman, Jordan. Isabel Kershner contributed reporting from Jerusalem, and Sebnem Arsu from Istanbul.

Israel?s apology for errors in a 2010 raid on a ship bound for Gaza thawed relations with Turkey and gave President Obama a solid achievement as he closed out his Middle East visit.


Turkish officials confirm FSA commander Asaad transferred to Turkey after blast

from Hurriyet Daily News

Colonel Riad al-Asaad, the founder of the Free Syrian Army, a rebel group fighting…

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