Turkey and Israel extend a hand of friendship towards each other.
Turkey being the most secular of Muslim countries has had peaceful relations with Israel since 1996 when the two countries signed a military cooperation agreement. But somewhere in between their relationship soured due to the attack by Israel on the Gaza-bound flotilla resulting in the death of nine Turkish citizens. Now the two countries are secretly trying to build a sense of trust once again.
The discussions are said to have taken place between an official representing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Feridun Sinirlioglu, Under Secretary at the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Messages have been exchanged between the two governments and ultimately steps will be taken to put an end to the crisis. Previously links were strained due to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s rants against the Jewish State and his lionizing of Hamas.
But that is in the past now. Turkey and Israel look forward to better days in which there will be no hard feelings between them.