Israel sends message to Turkey: Let’s clear the air

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DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#1 Feb 25, 2013
Israel sent messages to Ankara over the last two weeks that it is interested in creating a more “positive dynamic” in its badly strained relationship with Turkey so the two countries can work together to further common interests, government officials said Sunday.

The messages were sent prior to John Kerry’s maiden trip abroad as US secretary of state, a trip that will take him to nine countries in 10 days, including Turkey.

It is widely expected that Kerry will raise the issue of ties with Israel during his talks with Turkish leaders in Ankara.

The US has long been pressing both Ankara and Jerusalem to take steps to improve relations that went into a nosedive following the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident.

Kerry left Sunday for his trip that will take him to – in addition to Turkey – the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

According to the government official, Jerusalem’s message that it was important for Israel and Turkey to “get more positive vectors” in their relationship reflected a recognition in Israel that restoring the ties to where they were a decade ago before Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP party came to power was not realistic. There is, however, a sense that a more positive dynamic could be infused into the ties.

The official would not say whether a recent decision by the defense firm Elta to deliver to Turkey $100 million of equipment for four Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) was one of these positive vectors, or whether an Israeli offer earlier this month to lay a natural gas pipeline through Turkey to Europe – an offer left without a response from the Turks – was an effort to create this positive dynamic.

“There are many reasons why the current situation is unsatisfactory,” the official said.“Both sides would seem to have an interest in a better relationship, first and foremost with regard to Syria, where the growing fragmentation there is leading to weapons in the hands of different extremist groups. There are other reasons why you would think that Turkey and Israel would find it advantageous to have a more positive relationship.”

The messages from Jerusalem to Ankara to try and improve the dynamics of the relationship were sent just days after Erdogan and his foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu bashed Israel in harsh terms at the beginning of the month for allegedly bombing a Syrian arms convoy en route to Lebanon and Hezbollah.

Meanwhile, officials in the Prime Minister’s Office had no comment on a Channel 2 report Saturday night that National Security Adviser Yaacov Amidror met three weeks ago in Rome with the directory general of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, or a Haaretz report Sunday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had turned down an offer by outgoing Defense Minister Ehud Barak to take the brunt of responsibility for the Mavi Marmara raid and apologize for “operational mishaps.”
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Art...
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#2 Feb 25, 2013
They need to clear the rift and focus on destroying communist Syria; Jordan seems willing to join as well. Then onto the Iranians & Armenia.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
They need to clear the rift and focus on destroying communist Syria; Jordan seems willing to join as well. Then onto the Iranians & Armenia.
Israel is overrated!
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#4 Feb 25, 2013
redeemer wrote:
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Israel is overrated!
fair enough, what does that have to do with this thread though?
favcax

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Feb 25, 2013
http://youtube.com/watch...
Excuses are the Reason to message
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#6 Feb 25, 2013
favcax wrote:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0Oy yhmKyYPM
Excuses are the Reason to message
I'm not going to waste my time on that, please just tell me what it's about
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#7 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
They need to clear the rift and focus on destroying communist Syria; Jordan seems willing to join as well. Then onto the Iranians & Armenia.
The Jews should turn Turkey into a parking lot. There's nothing like the smell of burnt Muslim in the morning.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
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fair enough, what does that have to do with this thread though?
That means when Israel start some more wars,that she will have to fight them herself by herself.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#9 Feb 25, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>The Jews should turn Turkey into a parking lot. There's nothing like the smell of burnt Muslim in the morning.
and the leftist white supremacist posts today
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#10 Feb 25, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>The Jews should turn Turkey into a parking lot. There's nothing like the smell of burnt Muslim in the morning.
Smells like victory.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#11 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
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and the leftist white supremacist posts today
DSM Local: The man who strokes his little smokie while he watches black men play with balls.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GxgLNKoVUA4/TLeeJMS...
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#12 Feb 25, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>That means when Israel start some more wars,that she will have to fight them herself by herself.
Fair enough, I'm not pro-israel but I still believe Turkey and Isreal need to better their ties.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
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and the leftist white supremacist posts today
Come on DSM Loco don't put that yellow piece of sht crackas with the leftist,keep your sht to yourself and the republicans you %&!*#$!
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#14 Feb 25, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>DSM Local: The man who strokes his little smokie while he watches black men play with balls.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GxgLNKoVUA4/TLeeJMS...
My mistake

the gay leftist white supremacist posts' today
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#15 Feb 25, 2013
redeemer wrote:
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Come on DSM Loco don't put that yellow piece of sht crackas with the leftist,keep your sht to yourself and the republicans you %&!*#$!
Wow, you're a nutjob in line with Slew and CRASSUS
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#16 Feb 25, 2013
CRASSUS hasn't been the same since being called out as the communist gayreek he is. Now we know why Crassus hates America and supports communism and the liberals; for all his talk he proudly voted oBOMBa
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#17 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
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Wow, you're a nutjob in line with Slew and CRASSUS
Speaking of "nutjobs" is your father still giving them to you?
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#18 Feb 25, 2013
DSM Local wrote:
CRASSUS hasn't been the same since being called out as the communist gayreek he is. Now we know why Crassus hates America and supports communism and the liberals; for all his talk he proudly voted oBOMBa
You are a loser and a Muslim lover. People like you end up headless.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#19 Feb 25, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of "nutjobs" is your father still giving them to you?
Is that what happened to you, unfortunate.... was your mom gayreek and your dad african.... that sucks for you.... as a commie ethnic you may want to consider a life of anti-depressants or a bridge jumping... your genome is flawed and you are nothing but a detriment to society
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#20 Feb 25, 2013
CRASSUS wrote:
<quoted text>You are a loser and a Muslim lover. People like you end up headless.
Why because I support any nation that fights the commies

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