Official: Israeli delegation in Turkey for 3rd round of talks with Syria

An Israeli delegation is in Turkey for indirect peace negotiations with Syrian diplomats, an Israeli official close to the talks said Tuesday. This would be the third round of talks mediated by Turkey since the three countries made a public announcement about the contacts in May. The Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity as the talks are not public, gave no further details, and the Turkish Foreign Ministry refused to comment. The other two sessions have lasted about two days. No progress has been reported.