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Former Prime Minister Olmert: Turkey is not Israel’s enemy

Turkey is not Israel’s enemy, Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stressed Sunday, saying that he is very familiar with the current Turkish leadership and called on Jerusalem to mend its diplomatic crisis with Ankara. “[Israel’s] relations with Turkey are a national interest and should not be taken lightly,” he said , according to The Haaretz, Israeli newspaper.

”Turkey served as a bridge for our interests and I believe this can happen again in the future. Turkey is not Israel’s enemy and Israel is not Turkey’s enemy – Turkey has helped Israel in the past with important classified issues and this can happen again,” Olmert urged.

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