Israel: Lapid will visit Turkey later this week

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Israeli Foreign Minister Jair Lapid plans to visit Turkey this week, his office said today, following months of heated relations between the two countries and after Israel recently expressed concern that its citizens might be attacked by Iranians. agents in the NATO member country.

The statement said Lapid will visit Turkey on Thursday and meet with Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoλουlu, who visited Israel last month to boost economic co-operation between the two countries.

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Israel has warned its citizens not to travel to Turkey on suspicion of plotting to assassinate or abduct Israelis from Iran, which has vowed to avenge the May 22 assassination of a Revolutionary Guards colonel in Tehran. accuses Israeli agents.

Iran has not commented on the Israeli travel directive, which currently concerns Istanbul. On June 13, in a statement without naming other countries, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said it was a safe country with “mechanisms for co-operation in the fight against terrorism”.

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Earlier in the day, Israeli President Isaac Herzog spoke by telephone with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “President Herzog thanked President Erdogan for his efforts to neutralize terrorist acts on (Turkish) soil (…) The threat has not yet disappeared and counterterrorism efforts must continue,” the Israeli presidency said in a statement.

In recent weeks, the Israeli press has reported on attempts to attack Israelis in Turkey, which were prevented thanks to the cooperation of the two countries’ security services.


Source: Capital

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