Netanyahu and Erdogan agree on a ‘new era’

Netanyahu and Erdogan agree on a ‘new era’
Netanyahu and Erdogan agree on a ‘new era’

Netanyahu and Erdogan agree on a ‘new era’

Netanyahu and Erdogan agree on a ‘new era’

They exchanged condolences for the attacks in Istanbul and Ariel

Friday – 24 Rabi` al-Thani 1444 AH – November 18, 2022 AD Issue number [
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Netanyahu (Reuters) – Erdogan (Reuters)

Ramallah: «Asharq Al-Awsat»

Israeli Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu held a phone call Thursday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that lasted about 12 minutes, Netanyahu’s office said.
This is the first call between Netanyahu and Erdogan in about 9 years, when the first called the second in 2013 to apologize for the Israeli naval forces’ attack on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, which was part of a Turkish fleet 2010 breaking the siege of Gaza, resulting in the deaths of 9 Turkish citizens. The statement said Netanyahu and Erdogan “agreed to work together to usher in a new era for relations between the two countries.” Netanyahu expressed his condolences for the killing of Turkish citizens in the attack that hit Istanbul a few days ago and at least 6 people killed and 81 injured.
Erdogan thanked Netanyahu and expressed his “condolences” for the killing of Israelis in the attack of a Palestinian that killed three people near the Ariel settlement in the northern West Bank a few days ago, and once again congratulated him on his victory in the elections .
Erdogan previously congratulated Netanyahu immediately after the results of Israel’s November 1 elections were announced, saying that he “believes that the new government will continue cooperation between countries in all areas, in a way that will bring peace and peace to our region.” brings stability. ”
Netanyahu and Erdogan agreed to “work together to usher in a new era in Turkey-Israel relations,” including efforts to significantly strengthen economic and political ties between the two countries.
Relations between the two sides were strained after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians under the Netanyahu-led governments. Ankara withdrew its ambassador in May 2018 and expelled the Israeli envoy. Israel responded by returning the Turkish consul to his country. On August 17, however, both sides decided to upgrade diplomatic relations between them to the highest level and to appoint each other’s ambassadors, which at the time marked another milestone in the months-long process of improving relations.
Last week, Turkey appointed Shakir Ozkan Torunlar, who served as Turkey’s consul-general in Jerusalem between 2010 and 2014, as its new ambassador via presidential decree, a month after the Israeli government approved the appointment of Irit Lillian as Tel Aviv’s ambassador to Ankara.

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