Israel–Turkey relations http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36849/all en UPDATE 8-Turkish PM's Zionism comments "objectionable" -Kerry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-us-finds-erdogan-comments-zionism-particularly-offensi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Kerry makes first trip to Muslim nation</p> <p>* Erdogan's comments draw Israeli, U.S., U.N. criticism</p> <p>* Davutoglu says Israel must change attitude</p> <p>* Turkey says opposes anti-Semitism (Adds U.S. official's comments on Kerry-Erdogan meeting, paragraphs 10-11)</p> <p>By Arshad Mohammed and Jonathon Burch</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/update-1-us-finds-erdogan-comments-zionism-particularly-offensi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ahmet Davutoğlu Asia Business Entertainment Environment Gaza flotilla raid Government Health International relations Israel–Turkey relations Jewish history Levant Member states of the Union for the Mediterranean Nationalism Neoconservatism Politics Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Syria War Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:15:52 +0000 5770742 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry in Turkey for talks on Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/kerry-turkey-talks-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to discuss the Syria crisis with Turkey's leaders on Thursday in talks likely to be strained by controversial comments by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan branding Zionism a "crime against humanity."</p> <p>The talks come a day after Washington announced that it would for the first time provide direct aid to Syrian rebels in the form of food and medical supplies as well as $60 million in extra assistance to the political opposition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/kerry-turkey-talks-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Israel–Turkey relations Syria AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:45:48 +0000 5770777 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry in Turkey for talks on Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/kerry-turkey-talks-syria-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to discuss the Syria crisis with Turkey's leaders on Friday in talks likely to be strained by controversial comments by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan branding Zionism a "crime against humanity."</p> <p>The talks come a day after Washington announced that it would for the first time provide direct aid to Syrian rebels in the form of food and medical supplies as well as $60 million in extra assistance to the political opposition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/kerry-turkey-talks-syria-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Israel–Turkey relations Syria AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:48:41 +0000 5770835 at http://www.globalpost.com Zionism row casts cloud over Kerry's Turkey visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/zionism-row-casts-cloud-over-kerrys-turkey-visit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Turkey's leaders on the Syria crisis Friday amid a row over controversial comments by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan branding Zionism a "crime against humanity."</p> <p>The talks come a day after Washington announced that it would for the first time provide direct aid to Syrian rebels in the form of food and medical supplies as well as $60 million in extra assistance to the political opposition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/zionism-row-casts-cloud-over-kerrys-turkey-visit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Israel–Turkey relations Syria AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:16:44 +0000 5770867 at http://www.globalpost.com Zionism row casts cloud over Kerry's Turkey visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/zionism-row-casts-cloud-over-kerrys-turkey-visit-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Turkey's leaders on the Syria crisis Friday amid a row over controversial comments by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan branding Zionism a "crime against humanity."</p> <p>"Obviously we disagree with that, we find it objectionable," Kerry said at a joint press conference in Ankara, referring to a speech delivered by Erdogan that likened Zionism to fascism and anti-Semitism.</p> <p>Kerry said he would raise the issue "very directly" with Erdogan and express Washington's hopes to see the two "vital allies" work together.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/zionism-row-casts-cloud-over-kerrys-turkey-visit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Israel–Turkey relations John Kerry Recep Tayyip Erdoğan AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:17:16 +0000 5771168 at http://www.globalpost.com Zionism row casts cloud over Kerry's Turkey visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/zionism-row-casts-cloud-over-kerrys-turkey-visit-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Turkey's leaders on the Syria crisis Friday amid a row over comments by the Turkish premier branding Zionism a "crime against humanity."</p> <p>"Obviously we disagree with that, we find it objectionable," Kerry said at a joint press conference in Ankara, referring to a speech delivered by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that likened Zionism to fascism and anti-Semitism.</p> <p>Kerry said he would raise the issue "very directly" with Erdogan and express Washington's hopes to see the two "vital allies" work together.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/zionism-row-casts-cloud-over-kerrys-turkey-visit-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad Entertainment Israel–Turkey relations John Kerry AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:31:00 +0000 5771186 at http://www.globalpost.com Zionism row casts cloud over Kerry's Turkey visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/zionism-row-casts-cloud-over-kerrys-turkey-visit-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Turkey's leaders on the Syria crisis Friday amid a row over comments by the Turkish premier branding Zionism a "crime against humanity."</p> <p>"Obviously we disagree with that, we find it objectionable," Kerry said at a joint press conference in Ankara, referring to a speech delivered by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that likened Zionism to fascism and anti-Semitism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/zionism-row-casts-cloud-over-kerrys-turkey-visit-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad Entertainment Israel–Turkey relations John Kerry AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 20:45:57 +0000 5771316 at http://www.globalpost.com Zionism row casts cloud over Kerry's Turkey visit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/zionism-row-casts-cloud-over-kerrys-turkey-visit-3 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Turkey's leaders on the Syria crisis Friday amid a row over comments by the Turkish premier branding Zionism a "crime against humanity."</p> <p>"Obviously we disagree with that, we find it objectionable," Kerry said at a joint press conference in Ankara, referring to a speech delivered by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that likened Zionism to fascism and anti-Semitism.</p> <p>Kerry said he would raise the issue "very directly" with Erdogan and express Washington's hopes to see the two "vital allies" work together. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/zionism-row-casts-cloud-over-kerrys-turkey-visit-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad Entertainment Israel–Turkey relations AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:00:28 +0000 5771513 at http://www.globalpost.com After Israeli apology, Turkey dreams of new tourism boom http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/after-israeli-apology-turkey-dreams-new-tourism-boom <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The air-clearing apologies were both made and accepted. </p> <p>Now, Turkey's tourism industry is holding its breath and hoping that Israel's apology for a deadly 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla will translate into a new love affair that will bring Israeli holidaymakers back to its beach resorts.</p> <p>"After the apology, I think we'll reach 500,000 (Israeli) tourists this year," said Timur Bayindir, the president of the Association of Hotel Owners in Turkey (TUROB), convinced that any grudges between the two allies were erased thanks to last week's diplomatic breakthrough. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/after-israeli-apology-turkey-dreams-new-tourism-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Israel–Turkey relations War Western Asia AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:31:06 +0000 5797982 at http://www.globalpost.com Understanding Israel’s apology http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/understanding-israel-s-apology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Last week saw Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologize to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the deaths of Turkish nationals on the Mavi Marmara in a raid on May 31, 2010.</p><P>Many pundits have viewed this apology as the beginning of the healing process between the two countries, which have remained deadlocked over the last three years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/understanding-israel-s-apology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government International relations Israel–Turkey relations Technology War Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 08:02:31 +0000 Asianet 5803264 at http://www.globalpost.com Sanberk: Israel's apology a turning point, both sides should appoint ambassadors without delay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/sanberk-israels-apology-turning-point-both-sides-should-appoint-ambassa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> As Israel has formally apologized to Turkey for the killing of nine Turkish citizens onboard the ship Mavi Marmara in 2010 -- following almost three years of political tension and back-channel diplomacy -- this week's guest for Monday Talk views the apology as a turning point both for bilateral relations and the Palestinians, saying that both sides should appoint their ambassadors as soon as possible.</p><P>“The gain here is that they will now have normal diplomatic relations and they can review their disagreements through normal diplomatic channels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/sanberk-israels-apology-turning-point-both-sides-should-appoint-ambassa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia International relations Israel–Turkey relations Technology Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 08:03:28 +0000 Asianet 5803269 at http://www.globalpost.com United States asked Turkey PM to delay Gaza trip-Kerry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130421/united-states-asked-turkey-pm-delay-gaza-trip-kerry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Brunnstrom</p> <p>ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The United States asked Turkey's leader to delay a Gaza Strip visit so as not to upset U.S. efforts to revive Ankara's ties with Israel and Middle East peace talks, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.</p> <p>Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who has for years spoken of his desire to visit the Palestinian enclave, said last week he planned to go in late May after an official visit to the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130421/united-states-asked-turkey-pm-delay-gaza-trip-kerry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Government Hospitality International relations Israel–Turkey relations Palestinian nationalism Palestinian territories Politics Thomson Reuters Sun, 21 Apr 2013 14:30:20 +0000 5821577 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish PM rejects U.S. request to delay Gaza visit in May http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/turkish-pm-rejects-us-request-delay-gaza-visit-may <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will not reschedule his trip to the Palestinian Gaza strip, he said on Tuesday, despite a request to do so from the United States that had irked Ankara.</p> <p>During a visit to Turkey on Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Erdogan to delay his visit to avoid endangering U.S. efforts to revive Ankara's ties with Israel and Middle East peace talks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130423/turkish-pm-rejects-us-request-delay-gaza-visit-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Israel–Turkey relations Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:45:45 +0000 5823106 at http://www.globalpost.com