Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog to extend his condolences for the death of Herzog’s mother, former first lady Aura Herzog.
Erdogan says he understands the pain of losing a mother. He adds that he had heard wonderful things about the late Aura Herzog’s work and the important social initiatives she promoted and led.
“I believe that you gave her pride in your service to the citizens of Israel,” he says.
Relations between Herzog and Erdogan have been amicable, despite the strained ties between the countries.