World Bulletin / News Desk
The UK has begun mediating between Turkey and Israel to help mend broken ties between the two countries, an Israeli daily claimed on Thursday.
Haaretz reported that the British government is delivering messages between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, but that no formula has yet been found to bridge the gap.
The report claimed that British Prime Minister David Cameron had asked Netanyahu whether he wanted to deliver a message to Erdoğan ahead of his meeting with Erdoğan in London on July 27. The daily did not report on the content of Netanyahu's message, but did say Cameron delivered a message.
Relations between the long-time allies in the Middle East deteriorated sharply after Israeli commandos killed eight Turks and one Turkish-American during a 2010 raid on an aid ship trying to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
Turkey has sued Israel in international platforms and courts and demands an official apology and compensation for the families of the victims.
Turkey has also expelled the Israeli envoy and cut military ties with Israel in protest of an Israeli refusal to apologize for the killings.
Some 1,122 -over 26 percent of total- of foreign-partnered companies were founded directly by Syrians or as partners with local businessmen between January and November.
Turkey's AFAD says the government spent nearly $12 million in aid to shelter-seekers from Kobani
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Turkey will be an extra regional observer at the Central American Integration System in 2015.
Three formal acquittals followed between 2006 and 2011, but the Istanbul criminal court reopened the case again, and last year sentenced Selek, who lives in France, to life in prison.
Turkish President Erdogan has said that Turkey and Qatar stand together with the oppressed people of the world
Istanbul prosecutor asks court to issue arrest warrant for U.S.-based preacher Gulen in a probe. He was charged with “managing a terror organization", making person devoid of his freedom by using force, threat or trick and Causing any administrative or juridical sanctions except from jail for aggrieved by slandering him
Three Turks detained recently in Germany are not linked with Turkey's National Intelligence Organization, the Turkish foreign ministry says.
Turkey could begin training and equipping moderate Syrian opposition fighters before March
International conference hears call for more public transportation to beat congestion in Turkey's largest city
Istanbul Penal Court rules for the arrest of four people including Hidayet Karaca, chairman of the Samanyolu Media Group, and releases eight others, including Ekrem Dumanli, editor-in-chief of Zaman newspaper.
Government plans to allow companies involved in cancelled South Stream Pipeline project to begin feasibility studies anyway, to avoid having the government pay compensation
10 members of the PKK, 4 of whom under 18 years of age, surrendered to to authorities at Habur Border Gate of Turkey
Turkish dailies on Friday mostly covered latest developments in an ongoing investigation into the Gulen Movement...
Meeting's main purpose is to discuss mechanisms that enable the International Organization of Turkic Culture to act together