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President speaks with family of Israelis detained in Turkey

President Isaac Herzog speaks with the family of two relatives detained in Turkey for photographing its leader’s palace.

Herzog says he is “convinced of their innocence,” reiterating that the pair have no connections to any government security agencies.

“We’re taking action to return them home quickly,” he says, adding that Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is helping lead the effort.

Mordy and Natli Oknin were detained on Thursday for photographing the palace of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They and their family insist they did not know it was illegal to do so.

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