Report: Syrian leaks jeopardized possibility of summit with Israel

A Turkish initiative to hold a meeting between Israeli and Syrian officials fell through after Damascus leaked to the press that Israel had agreed to relinquish all of the Golan Heights in exchange for peace, the London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat reported Thursday. According to another report, the chances that such a meeting will be held in the near future are slim due to the US administration's stance on Damascus. The meeting, which was supposed to produce a joint Israeli-Syrian-Turkish declaration, was put off after Syria told the Israeli media that Israel agreed to cede the Golan Heights in a future peace agreement with Syria, the paper reported.