Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will send a deputy to Obama's nuclear security summit next week. He decided not to attend himself after learning that some Arab countries planned to press Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
A week after a US congressional committee passed an Armenian genocide resolution, Sweden has followed suit. Swedish trade with Turkey has increased significantly in recent years.
A Saudi award to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his 'service to Islam' underscores Saudi backing for Turkey's bid to take a more activist role as a Middle East power broker.
The Turkey earthquake of magnitude-6.0 killed 51 people Monday, on the heels of deadly quakes in Taiwan, Chile, and Haiti. But scientists say earthquakes aren't becoming more frequent.
Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Washington after a US congressional committee passed a resolution that would require President Obama to use the term "Armenian genocide" to refer to the World War I mass killings of Armenians.
Turkish leaders met to dispel coup plot tensions after the country increased the number of senior military officers charged with planning a coup in 2003 to 20.
Turkey today accepted Israel's second, stronger apology. But changes in both countries' leadership – and in regional politics – are straining a long-standing and relatively close relationship.
Turkey reacted with fury this week after what it termed "humiliating" treatment of its ambassador to Israel by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon. Mr. Ayalon issued a second apology to head off a Turkish threat to recall its ambassador.
After Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon was seen as deliberately snubbing the Turkish ambassador earlier this week, Turkey is demanding a full apology by Wednesday night and threatening to pull its ambassador out of Israel.