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Monday, 16 May 2022
Israel and Turkey willing to improve relations

According to The Media Line, Turkey’s ruling party said on Wednesday Turkey and Israel want to improve relations. Turkey 

Citing Al Jazeera, The Media Line reported the AK Party on Wednesday confirmed that Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, called Israel’s new president, Isaac Herzog, on Monday to congratulate him. But each side says the other must make the first move.

spokesman Omer Celik said after an AK Party meeting “a framework emerged after this call under which advances should be made on several issues where improvements can be made, and where steps towards solving problematic areas should be taken.”

Erdogan reportedly told Herzog that “positive steps” toward a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict would help improve Turkish-Israeli ties.

Celik also cited tourism and trade as areas where Israel and Turkey could work together.

Turkey and Israel expelled each other’s ambassadors in 2018, two years after restoring relations following a several years’ estrangement. Turkey 


Source: themedialine
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