Olmert in Turkey for indirect Israel-Syria peace talks

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    Olmert in Turkey for indirect Israel-Syria peace talks

    ANKARA (AFP) — Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan late Monday to discuss the indirect talks that Turkey is mediating between the Jewish state and Syria.

    On his short visit to the Turkish capital, Olmert was expected to thank Turkey for its efforts to work out an eventual peace between the two neighbouring nations, which have been in a state of war since 1948, according to a diplomatic source.

    In a related development Erdogan told Hamas on Monday he would ask Olmert to lift the blockade of Gaza, a spokesman for the Islamist movement said.

    - rest at www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gUak247VQdtECr3MndlbT8mtVsJA
     

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