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Lapid speaks with Turkish FM in latest sign of diplomatic thaw

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (left) and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (right). (Hussein Malla/AP; Oliver Fitoussi/Flash90)
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (left) and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (right). (Hussein Malla/AP; Oliver Fitoussi/Flash90)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks by phone with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, amid a thaw in relations between Jerusalem and Ankara.

According to Lapid’s office, Cavusoglu called to inquire about the foreign minister’s health following his COVID-19 diagnosis.

The phone call is the first between Israeli and Turkish foreign ministers to be publicly announced in 13 years.

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