Diplomatic channel between Israel and Turkey continues

The presidents of both countries spoke over the phone against the backdrop of the recent Iranian threat. The foreign ministers will meet later this week

Diplomatic channel between Israel and Turkey continues

Erdoğan and Herzog during the latter’s visit in Ankara, March 2022. Photo: Turkish Presidential Press Office / Handout vie REUTERS

Against the backdrop of recently publicized intentions to perpetrate terror attacks against Israelis present in Istanbul, Israeli President Isaac Herzog spoke yesterday (Sunday) with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the Republic of Turkey.

President Herzog thanked President Erdoğan for the efforts to thwart terrorist activities on Turkish soil. In their conversation, the two leaders highlighted the great contribution of this cooperation to the trust being built between the governments and nations.

In their conversation, Herzog emphasized that the threat has not yet passed and that the counterterror efforts must continue.

The two leaders agreed to continue working for peace and stability in the region by means of open and ongoing dialogue.

On Thursday, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is expected to fly to Turkey and meet with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

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