Turkish and Israeli press have reacted to the news that Israeli President Shimon Peres on Friday sent a personal message of condolence to Turkish President Abdullah Gul over May’s deadly bombing in the town of Reyhanli, which killed 51 people.
The President of Israel Shimon Peres has expressed his sympathies to the Turkish people over May’s deadly bomb attack in the town of Reyhanli near the Syrian border in a personal message to Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul.
With relations between the two country’s reaching a nadir in 2010 after nine Turkish citizens aboard a ship that was part of a Gaza-bound flotilla were killed in a clash with the Israel Navy, the apology could prove an important step in repairing diplomatic ties.
"I wish to express my deep pain at hearing the news of the murderous terror attack in Reyhanli," Peres wrote in his message, excerpts of which were published by Israel’s Haaretz newspaper.
News of the message was also reported by Turkish daily Hürriyet.
Date created : 2013-05-20