On Thursday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed Turkish-Israeli relations and regional issues with his Israeli counterpart, Isaac Herzog, during a phone call.
During his talk with Herzog, Erdoğan stressed the significance of Turkey-Israel relations for the “security and stability of the Middle East,” adding that “differences of opinion can be minimized if acted with mutual understanding in both bilateral and regional issues,” according to a statement by Turkey’s Communications Directorate.
Erdoğan expressed that enhancing Palestinian-Israeli relations and resumption of the peace process are priorities, while also emphasizing the importance of restoring “peace, tolerance, and culture of coexistence in the region.”
He also noted that maintaining talks and dialogue between Turkey and Israel would be “mutually beneficial.”
Meanwhile, it was stated that the phone call between Erdoğan and Herzog was conducted in a positive spirit, according to a statement by the Israeli Presidency.
The statement added that Herzog said he welcomes a comprehensive dialogue with Turkey on bilateral and regional issues related to peace, and that both leaders agreed to remain in contact.