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Turkish foreign minister to arrive in Israel Tuesday

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, April 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels, April 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is slated to arrive in Israel tomorrow morning and then visit the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah.

On Wednesday, Çavuşoğlu is scheduled to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem and then meet Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, before the pair provide statements to the press.

Çavuşoğlu is also slated to meet with Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov as well as visit the Old City of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. His decision to visit the Temple Mount unaccompanied is said to be causing some diplomatic discomfort.

Israel and Turkey have been carefully rebuilding ties over the past year after years of deterioration. But Ankara has also been critical of Israel’s behavior amid clashes in Jerusalem, in particular on and around the Temple Mount.

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