Israeli report says Erdogan looking at pilgrimage to Jerusalem

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is interested in arranging a trip to Israel as soon as possible to pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, Channel 12 news reports, without a source.

The prayer would mark the 100-year anniversary of the Turkish Republic, founded on October 29, 1923.

President Isaac Herzog invited Erdogan to visit Israel during a trip to Turkey in July.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is slated to meet Erdogan in New York in three hours.

He had been set to visit Ankara in July before a health scare grounded him.

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