Report: US diplomats urge Turkey to restore relations with Israel

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October 16, 2009 21:21

Senior American diplomats have urged Turkey to work to restore relations with Israel, in an attempt to abate the recent tensions between Ankara and Jerusalem, Israel Radio reported on Friday night. The US officials asked the foreign ministry in Ankara to work to restore the relations with Israel, explaining that the tensions is hurting US interests in the Middle East. The deterioration of the ties between Turkey and Israel threatens the stability in the region and undermines the battle against fundamental Islamists as well as the efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program, the US diplomats reportedly told their Turkish counterparts.

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