Olmert Says Turkey Strategic Israel Ally, Not Enemy, Sabah Says

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Turkey is not an enemy and that relations between the two countries are strategically important, Sabah newspaper said.

Turkey acted as a bridge and facilitated talks with Syria, Sabah reported, Olmert said at a conference. Turkey can act in the same capacity in the future on important matters, he said, according to the Istanbul-based newspaper.

To contact the reporter on this story: Emre Peker in Ankara at epeker2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.