Herzog’s Turkey visit marks first high-level event since 2008

President Isaac Herzog awaits a full-honors greeting on Wednesday when he lands in Ankara for talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after 14 years of acrimonious relations. Erdogan will also host the president and Michal Herzog at a state dinner. The visit was Israel’s first cautious response to Erdogan’s intense efforts to bury the hatchet amid lingering distrust. Among the issues between the two countries was Ankara’s long years of support for the Palestinian extremist Hamas and hosting of organizers of terrorist attacks on the West Bank.

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