Netanyahu sends congratulatory letter to Erdogan

22.06.2011                      20.Siwan, 5771

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Netanyahu sends congratulatory letter to Erdogan

Gesture on Turkish PM’s reelection seen as effort to reach out to Ankara to repair severely damaged relationship by last year’s flotilla raid.

In the latest in a series of baby steps Israel and Turkey are taking toward one another in efforts to repair the relationship severely damaged by last year’s Mavi Marmara raid, it was revealed Tuesday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sent a congratulatory letter to his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after his reelection victory 10 days ago.
“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 reestablishing our cooperation and renewing the spirit of friendship which has characterized the relations between our peoples for many generations,” Netanyahu wrote, according to a report on the Turkish Today’s Zaman website on Tuesday….