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.
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