As Israel and Turkey attempt to rebuild long-strained ties, joint statement says ‘rehabilitation of relations can contribute to regional stability’

Turkish officials hold preparatory talks in Israel ahead of Herzog trip to Ankara
by Lazar Berman
February 18, 2022

A senior Turkish delegation visited Israel on Thursday in preparation for President Isaac Herzog’s upcoming visit to Turkey as the two countries work to improve long-strained ties. The delegation, which was hosted at the Foreign Ministry and the President’s Residence, was headed by Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman and senior adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Deputy Foreign Minister Sadat Onal. They met with Foreign Ministry Director-General Alon Ushpiz and Director-General of the President’s Office Eyal Shviki. In addition to the president’s visit, the sides discussed bilateral ties, which have suffered badly over the past decade but have shown signs of potential improvement in recent months. READ MORE

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