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Bennett speaks with relatives of Israeli couple held by Turkey

Mordy and Natali Oknin were arrested in Turkey for photographing Erdogan's palace. (Facebook)
Mordy and Natali Oknin were arrested in Turkey for photographing Erdogan's palace. (Facebook)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has spoken with relatives of Mordy and Natali Oknin, a couple who are being held in Turkey for photographing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s palace in Istanbul, his office says.

“The prime minister wanted to again strengthen members of the family, who are dealing with a very complex situation right now, and to express he stands with them,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office says.

The PMO says Bennett also thanked the family for their “responsible and restrained conduct,” and updated them on the efforts to resolve the matter.

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