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Turkey, Israel agree to strengthen defense ties

Israeli defense chief stressed stability in the Eastern Mediterranean during his landmark visit to Ankara amid lingering tensions between Turkey and Greece.
Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends a laying wreath ceremony at Anitkabir.

Turkey and Israel agreed to enhance “formal defense ties” during Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz's Turkey visit, which he described as “historic.”

Gantz met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Turkish counterpart, Hulusi Akar, during his official visit to Ankara today, marking the first of its kind since more than a decade and coming after the two countries decided to fully restore their diplomatic ties in August.

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