Herzog advances Israel-Turkey ties in meeting with Erdogan

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Herzog advances Israel-Turkey ties in meeting with Erdogan
Ankara, Jerusalem working on exchanging ambassadors again • Turkish FM to visit Israel
By LAHAV HARKOV
Published: MARCH 8, 2022

ANKARA – President Isaac Herzog became the first Israeli leader to visit Turkey in over a decade on Wednesday, marking a thaw in relations between the countries. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara and Jerusalem are working toward exchanging ambassadors for the first time since 2018, which would mark the resumption of full normalization. Toward that end, Cavusoglu plans to visit Israel and meet with Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in April. The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said the trip has not been finalized.

Another major result of Herzog’s meeting is that the sides agreed to establish a mechanism by which to work out disagreements, rather than the repeated withdrawals of ambassadors as Erdogan did when he opposed Israeli actions towards the Palestinians. Herzog was greeted at the palace of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by the playing of “Hatikvah” and a 21-gun salute. “Hatikva” is the Israel national anthem and Hebrew for “The Hope.”

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-700676
 

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This is just nuts. If you go to the article on JPost and look at the picture of Herzog and Erdogan it says it all. You've got Erdogan standing there without a smile on his face looking like he wishes he wasn't there. Herzog is standing there without a smile and with both of his hands on Erdogan's hand. :rolleyes

It looks so out of place it is ridiculous. The Israelis believe that they can just show up, take photo ops, and everything will be just fine and dandy. :doh

I would think that within probably a year Erdogan will have the Israelis back up against the wall with animosity being spewed at them. :doh
 
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