Herzog speaks to Erdogan, offers condolences on losses in quake

President Isaac Herzog (left) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the presidential complex in Ankara, on March 9, 2022. (Haim Zach/GPO)
President Isaac Herzog (left) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the presidential complex in Ankara, on March 9, 2022. (Haim Zach/GPO)

President Isaac Herzog speaks to Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to offer Israel’s condolences on the losses suffered in the deadly earthquakes that hit Turkey.

Herzog briefs Erdogan on the assistance Israel is sending, and tells him that he met earlier in the day with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Opposition Leader Yair Lapid and that they assured him the country is united in its desire to help Turkey, Herzog’s office says.

Erdogan thanked Herzog and expressed his appreciation that Israel was willing to stand with Turkey in its hour of difficulty.

Erdogan also sent his deepest condolences for the terror attack that killed seven Israelis in East Jerusalem last month, the statement says.

Herzog was instrumental in restoring ties between Jerusalem and Ankara last year.

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