Turkish president, Israeli premier discuss bilateral ties, regional issues

by Anadolu Agency


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday discussed bilateral relations and regional issues with the prime minister of Israel in a phone call.

Erdogan told Yair Lapid that Ankara would take the necessary steps to appoint a new ambassador to Israel as soon as possible.

This came hours after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that the two countries would mutually reappoint envoys.

In the phone call, President Erdogan said he supports the development of cooperation and dialogue between Türkiye and Israel, built on a sustainable basis and respect for mutual sensitivities.

Erdogan also expressed his satisfaction on the progress achieved in relations under a framework agreed upon during recent visits to Türkiye by Lapid and Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

Herzog’s visit to Türkiye in March, followed by reciprocal visits by both countries’ foreign ministers, contributed to easing relations after more than a decade of tensions.

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