Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has accepted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's apology over the Gaza flotilla deaths on behalf of Turkey, a US official has said.
Mr Erdogan's office said the Turkish Prime Minister underlined the importance of strong cooperation and friendship between the two nations during his telephone conversation with Mr Netanyahu earlier today.
"Erdogan told Benjamin Netanyahu that he valued centuries-long strong friendship and cooperation between the Turkish and Jewish nations," the statement from his office said.
More top news
Weather will be settled with with some sunshine and feeling cold
A bus carrying school children has crashed in Italy killing at least 16 people.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to join demonstrations on Saturday in cities around the world in support of women's rights.