Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Netanyahu writes to Erdogan: I wish to renew cooperation and friendship

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a personal letter to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulating him on his victory in the Turkish elections last week, and expressing his wish to heal the diplomatic rift between Turkey and Israel.

In the letter, Netanyhu said he wanted to normalize relations with Turkey, and emphasized the good relations the two countries have had in the past.
"My government will be happy to work with the new Turkish government on finding a resolution to all outstanding issues between our countries, in the hope of re-establishing our cooperation and renewing the spirit of friendship which has characterized the relations between our peoples for many generations".