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PM meets with Israeli couple freed from Turkish prison

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Natali Oknin in his office on November 22, 2021 (Haim Zach / GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Natali Oknin in his office on November 22, 2021 (Haim Zach / GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with Mordy and Natali Oknin, the Israeli couple who were freed from a Turkish prison last week, his office says.

The couple was arrested in Istanbul earlier this month after they photographed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s palace in Istanbul while on tour and sent the photo to their family. Media reports have said thousands of tourists — including Israelis — regularly take photos of the palace.

They were freed Thursday following intensive diplomatic efforts and returned to Israel.

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