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Israeli premier praises Herzog for improving ties with Turkiye

Israeli premier praises Herzog for improving ties with Turkiye

Naftali Bennett says the president played an important role in diplomatic contacts with Ankara.
08.02.2022 - 17:46

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Monday that he sees President Isaac Herzog as an "extraordinary diplomatic asset for solving problems.”

Bennett’s remarks came in a press statement from his office in West Jerusalem, according to The Jerusalem Post newspaper.

'AN EXTRAORDINARY DIPLOMATIC ASSET'

Bennett touched on bilateral relations with Turkey, stressing that Herzog played an important role in diplomatic contacts with Ankara.

“In my eyes, the president is doing an excellent job,” he said. “He is an extraordinary diplomatic asset for solving problems.”

The Israeli daily quoted a senior diplomatic source as saying Bennett and the government are proceeding "very cautiously" with Turkey.

The source in Turkey on the changes in the Middle East, saying the United Arab Emirates and Turkey are restoring ties and that Ankara and Tehran “are not good friends, to say the least.”

On Feb. 3, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced an upcoming visit by the Israeli president to Turkey in mid-March.