Israel’s President, Isaac Herzog, arrived in Turkey’s capital Ankara on Wednesday afternoon as part of a two-day visit upon the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
As reported by the Turkish Communications Directorate, Herzog was greeted by presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin upon his arrival at Ankara’s Esenboga International Airport.
Erdogan welcomed Herzog with an official ceremony at the presidential complex, after which the two presidents commenced bilateral talks.
Following the meeting between the delegations of the two countries at the presidential complex in Ankara, Erdogan and Herzog will hold a joint news conference.
The following day, Herzog will hold a meeting with representatives of the Jewish community in Istanbul, thereby ending his two-day visit.
The visit conducted by Herzog is seen as a step towards moving from a period of strained ties to improved relations with Turkey. The visit is also the first conducted by an Israeli president since 2008.