Turkey: More Israel-Syria indirect talks to take place at end of July

Another round of indirect Israel-Syria talks will take place at the end of July, Turkish officials said Thursday night, adding that during these talks, it will be decided whether or not the following round of negotiations will be direct. A Turkish source added that this week's discussions were constructive and conducted in a good atmosphere. He also said that both countries began to talk about core issues. Also Thursday night, speaking at the Israeli Democracy Institute's Caesarea conference in Eilat, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that the ongoing indirect negotiations were serious, but that the transition would soon have to be made to direct discussions.