Hamas visit no harm for future relations
In the dialogue yesterday between Erdogan and Olmerd, the Israeli Deputy PM reportedly told Erdogan that "Israeli places great importance on its friendship with Turkey," and that they wish to "look into the future and bring relations along further." Erdogan, for his part, relayed the message to Olmerd that Turkey was "making efforts to bring peace and prosperity to the region, and helping stability to take root." In response, Olmerd apparently told Erdogan, "We have confidence in you." A statement from the Prime Ministerial Press office yesterday said the telephone call ended with mutual wishes for good luck in the future.