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Israeli PM meets Turkish President, first time in 14 years

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Israel’s Prime Minister has met with Turkey’s President for the primary time in 14 years, the newest signal of warming ties between the 2 regional powers after a protracted and bitter rift

Israel’s Prime Minister has met with Turkey’s President for the primary time in 14 years, the newest signal of warming ties between the 2 regional powers after a protracted and bitter rift

Israel’s Prime Minister has met with Turkey’s President for the primary time in 14 years, the newest signal of warming ties between the 2 regional powers after a protracted and bitter rift.

The workplace of Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid stated he met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, on the sidelines of the United Nations Basic Meeting, the most important annual gathering of world leaders now underway in New York.

In his assembly with Erdogan, Mr. Lapid stated he “counseled” the latest restoration of full diplomatic ties between the nations and the appointment this week of a brand new Israeli ambassador to Turkey.

The scene of Mr. Lapid, the Israeli caretaker Prime Minister till new elections in November, warmly greeting Mr. Erdogan may serve to bolster his diplomatic credentials as an alternative choice to Israel’s longtime former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. Netanyahu has billed himself as a world-class statesman, however relations with Turkey deteriorated throughout his greater than a decade in energy.

Mr. Erdogan has proven a willingness for hotter ties since Mr. Netanyahu left workplace final yr. Over years of strained relations, Mr. Erodgan has been an outspoken critic of Israeli coverage towards the Palestinians. Israel, in flip, has objected to Turkey’s embrace of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which guidelines the Gaza Strip.

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The once-close regional allies withdrew their respective ambassadors in 2010, after Israeli forces stormed a Gaza-bound flotilla carrying humanitarian help for Palestinians that broke an Israeli blockade. The incident resulted within the deaths of 9 Turkish activists.

However following Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s state go to to Turkey in March and different indicators of a thaw, the 2 nations agreed to change ambassadors. The nations nonetheless share numerous strategic pursuits, together with containing Iran.

Throughout their assembly in New York, Lapid thanked Erodgan for intelligence cooperation in opposition to Iranian makes an attempt to hold out assaults in Turkey and introduced up the difficulty of lacking and captive Israelis, his workplace stated.

The leaders additionally mentioned power cooperation, the assertion added. Erdogan has expressed an curiosity in Turkey tapping into Israel’s offshore pure gasoline fields within the Mediterranean.

By- The Hindu

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