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Israel’s president considers visit to Turkey

Reports claim the office of Israeli President Isaac Herzog is in contact with the office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a possible visit in Ankara.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog, inside Number 10 Downing Street in central London on Nov. 23, 2021, during a three-day visit.

Responding to questions about changes in diplomatic relations with Israel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his office was “having talks with President (Isaac) Herzog" and he may be visiting Turkey soon.” Emphasizing similar willingness on the Israeli side for fully normalizing bilateral relations, Erdogan said that “Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also has a positive approach."

Herzog declined to comment on this information, but an unnamed Israeli diplomatic source confirmed today that Herzog's office is in contact with Erdogan's office to examine the possibility of a visit. No date was mentioned by either side.

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