Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Hamas
political bureau chief Khaled Meshal met in Damascus on Monday. The meeting indicates the strengthening of relations between Israel
's foe, and once close ally.
The two discussed during their meeting methods to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, the Turkish news agency Anatolia reported. Davotuglu reportedly promised Meshal that his country would continue to make every effort to see the siege lifted.
The two also spoke about Hamas' reconciliation efforts with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' rival Fatah faction and the Middle East peace process, according to Anatolia.
Relations between Israel and Turkey have been extremely tense of recently, due to the prior's deadly May 31 raid on a Turkish-flagged ship carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
However there are signs that relations between the two countries may improving.
Israel’s Counter Terrorism Bureau on Tuesday revoked the severe warning issued last months advising Israeli’s against travel to Turkey. Read
The Israeli statement Tuesday said in light of the calm in Turkey and the absence of large-scale anti-Israeli demonstrations, it was lifting its travel warning.
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