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What Netanyahu’s return means for Israel-Turkey ties

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent a congratulatory message to incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, signaling that nascent cooperation between the two countries would profit the region.

In an apparent olive branch to Israel’s incoming government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a congratulatory message to Benjamin Netanyahu, his former foe, for his electoral victory.

"I congratulate you on your victory in the elections and believe that the new government will continue the cooperation between the countries in all fields, in a way that will bring peace and stability to our region," Erdogan wrote, according to a statement from Netanyahu's spokesman Thursday.

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