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Lapid speaks to Erdogan, agree to further strengthen Israel-Turkey ties

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, August 5, 2022. (Vyacheslav Prokofyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, August 5, 2022. (Vyacheslav Prokofyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the two countries announce they are restoring full diplomatic ties and reinstating ambassadors.

“The prime minister and the president agreed that the latest development is an important and additional layer in the strengthening of relations that will also lead to many achievements,” a statement from Lapid’s office says.

The new ties will focus on growth in the economic and tourism spheres and will see the return of Israeli flights to Turkey, the statement says.

“The leaders emphasized the great importance of Israel and Turkey in maintaining regional stability,” it adds.

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