JERUSALEM (Reuters)- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone on Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama said in a statement, in an apparent bid to repair relations between the two U.S. allies.
"The United States deeply values our close partnerships with both Turkey and Israel, and we attach great importance to the restoration of positive relations between them in order to advance regional peace and security," Obama said in the statement released by the White House just before he ended a visit to Israel.
"I am hopeful that today's exchange between the two leaders will enable them to engage in deeper cooperation on this and a range of other challenges and opportunities," the president said.
"The United States deeply values our close partnerships with both Turkey and Israel, and we attach great importance to the restoration of positive relations between them in order to advance regional peace and security," Obama said.
"I am hopeful that today's exchange between the two leaders will enable them to engage in deeper cooperation on this and a range of other challenges and opportunities," he added.
The statement gave no details about the Netanyahu-Erdogan conversation -- the first between the two men since the Turkish vessel, the Mavi Marmara, was intercepted off Gaza.
A spokesman for Netanyahu, who held last-minute talks with Obama at Tel Aviv airport at the end of his three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, had no immediate comment.
Turkey has demanded a formal apology from Israel over the deadly naval raid, compensation for victims and their families and for the Gaza blockade to be lifted.
Ankara expelled Israel's ambassador and froze military cooperation after a U.N. report into the incident, released in September 2011, largely exonerated the Jewish state.
Israel has voiced "regret", short of the full apology demanded, and has offered to pay into what it called a "humanitarian fund" through which casualties and relatives could be compensated.
An improvement in Israel-Turkey ties would help regional coordination to contain spillover from the Syrian civil war.
Official sources from the Turkish Prime Ministry has confirmed that Israel has apologized to Turkey for the deaths of nine Turks in a 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, Turkish state news agency has reported.
"On behalf of Israelis, he apologised for any deaths those operational mistakes might have caused," the official said aboard Air Force One, indicating the exchange had taken place in a phone call, AFP has reported.
The anti-communist league composed of USA, U.K., Turkey, Israel, South Korea, Georgia, and Japan. Would be formed and all nations would push back against the communist nations. Eventually communism would be wiped out. South Korea would take back North Korea then assist in the war against China. Japan may assist in the Korean conflict but would be on the eastern frontier agaisnt the Russians and then join against the Chinese when the time is right. Turkey would defeat armenia then push hard into Russia from the south, they would convince guerrila fighters to join along the way. Israel would join because by then the USA and hopefully Turkey and the U.K. would have solved the Iranian problem by then. In turn Israel would defeat Syria if they don't fall in say the present, Then turn around, or (initailly) assist in a naval capacity with Turkey. The USA would be involved to defeat it's #1 geopolitical enemy, it would also defeat Cuba at the same time. Georgia would become involved but probably only in a small capacity against the Russians and would stay out of the Chinese conflict. As for the U.K. they as our allies would be involved but probably only in a small capacity do to their internal political situation. Nato would be involved because Ukraine will be added to Nato prompting a russian attack and Nato would be forced to Respond. Germany & the U.K. would be the most involved (all pussy nations will be kicked out afterwards- looking at you France). Russia will be at war from the West, South, and East... With it's only safe border being with China. Eventually Russia would FALL.
After Russia falls, All forces would converge on the Chinese. At this point India may be called upon as well.
In the years that follow remant communist regimes like myanmar and venezula would be overthrown and the world would be PURGED of the great communist evil that has afflicted us. Furthermore Greece will be retaken Turkey and Albania.
The USA would get huge swaths of uninhabited Eastern Russia for energy purposes. Japan would get chunks of China and Russia. Mongolia would retake S Mongolia if they eventaully joined. Tibet would be freed. Korea would be reunited. India would retake fallen territoiries. All nations that join in the South China sea area would retake their lost territories. Turkey would take East Turkestan and all turkic parts of Russia. S cyprus may be given to israel with deportation of all s cypriots to greece (or become a territory S Cyprus is communist after all/ However Turkey may take it as well and should take it, unknown at moment the fate of S Cyprus) Israel for sure would get chunks of southern Syria if Syria is involved. Georgia would get back it's lost territories. Just like after WW2 The USA would remake the politcal map in their favor and probably dominate for the next 50+ years.
It took almost three years, the absence of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, and a presidential visit from Barack Obama to resolve the damaging diplomatic spat between Israel and Turkey.
The timing of their breakdown in relations could not have been worse for Israel, coming as it did just months before the region was thrown into turmoil after the Arab Spring revolts.
Mr Lieberman had refused to allow an apology, even though Israel found itself increasingly isolated in its new neighbourhood. But late last year he had to step aside to face charges of fraud and breach of trust.
Ending the dispute was important to Obama because Turkey and Israel are two of the US's closest allies in the region.
The fact, though, that the call took place in a trailer at the airport while Air Force One was sitting on the runway ready to leave suggests Mr Obama had to put pressure on Israel to give him something to take away from his three-day visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-2...