Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Türkiye to visit Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 28, the offices of both leaders announced late yesterday. Netanyahu will be received a few days after the visit of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on July 25, the Malay Mail quoted AFP as saying.
"President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will welcome the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Türkiye in the course of the same week," the presidency said in a statement.
The leaders will discuss "Türkiye-Palestine relations and the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as other topical international issues," it added.
It will be the first visit to Türkiye by an Israeli prime minister since 2008.
The announcement came as Israel intensified its violence in the occupied West Bank.
Relations between Israel and Türkiye have been strained at times, but tensions eased last year when the two countries' top diplomats, including Israeli President Isaac Herzog, met.
Source: Malay Mail