Israeli, Turkish pols hold first meeting since 2008

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“The leaders of Israel and Turkey have held face-to-face talks for the first time since 2008, as ties between the two countries continue to warm. Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting on Tuesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, according to a statement from Lapid’s office. Israel-Turkey relations, long frosty amid feuding over the Palestinian cause, have warmed in recent months, with energy emerging as a potential key area of cooperation. The two countries officially restored full diplomatic relations in August, including an exchange of ambassadors.” (09/21/22)