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Israeli foreign minister to visit Turkey

Israeli foreign minister to visit Turkey

Lapid will meet with his Turkish counterpart Çavuşoğlu in the capital Ankara.
20.06.2022 - 16:05

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will pay a visit to Turkey on Thursday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday.

Bilateral relations and regional issues will be discussed during the visit, the ministry said in a statement.

Lapid is expected to meet with his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Ankara.

Earlier on Sunday in a phone call, Israeli President Isaac Herzog thanked his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for Ankara’s efforts in combatting terrorism.

During the call, the two leaders “agreed on maintaining cooperation for peace and stability as well as dialogue in the two countries’ relations and regional matters, including security and the fight against terror,” according to a statement by Turkey's Communications Directorate.

'Common will' to improve relations

Last month, during a visit to Israel, Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu said Turkey and Israel demonstrated a "common will" to improve relations in every field.

"Even though there were difficult days, we decided to continue our relations," Çavuşoğlu said.

Çavuşoğlu's visit was the first trip to Israel by a Turkish foreign minister in nearly 15 years.

Earlier, in March, Herzog had visited Ankara and met with Erdoğan.