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Kerry heads back to Mideast for fresh peace push

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to the Middle East on his third trip there in just two weeks in a fresh effort to unlock long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.Kerry departs Saturday for Istanbul, the first leg of a six-nation trip that will see him travel on to Europe and East Asia.

Kerry in Turkey, eyes new bid for talks in Mideast

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Turkey early Sunday on the first leg of a 10-day trip to Europe and Asia that would also seek to unlock long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.Kerry was expected to encourage Turkish leaders to continue improving ties with Israel. The two countries were once allies, but relations spiraled downward after Israel's 2010 raid on a Turkish flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip.
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