Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu spoke on Saturday with his US counterpart John F. Kerry over phone, Turkish diplomatic sources with knowledge of the conversation said, Anadolu Agency reported.
The phone talks follows Israel's apology to Turkey for deaths of nine Turks in a May 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, a move expected to normalize relations between the two nations.
Sources said the two top diplomats discussed Turkish-Israeli ties, Cyprus and latest developments in Iraq.
Davutoglu also conveyed Turkey's objections to a Greek Cypriot plan to pledge hydrocarbon resources around the Mediterranean island as collateral for an international bailout package the Greek Cypriot administration desperately needs to save its economy from bankruptcy.
Source quoted Davutoglu as telling Kerry that the Turkish Cypriot community had equal rights to island's hydrocarbon resources, adding that Turkey would not accept any Greek Cypriot administration's use of its economic dire straits as an excuse for 'a fait-accompli.'