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Israeli president to arrive Turkey in a historical visit after years of tension

Jerusalem24 – Today, Wednesday, Israeli President Isaac Herzog will arrive in Turkey for a visit described as “historic”, as a first step to announce the return of relations between the two sides to normal after years of tension and disagreements.

This morning, Herzog left Lod Ben Gurion Airport with his wife for Ankara, where he will meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

This will be the first visit by a high-ranking Israeli official to Turkey since the disputes between the two countries in 2008, before they deteriorated later after the Israeli army attacked the Marmara ship off the coast of Gaza in May 2010, and the killing of 14 Turkish solidarity activists.

According to the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, Erdogan will receive Herzog in his palace, which will be decorated with the Israeli flag, and the orchestra will play the “Israeli national anthem,” and there will be a Turkish honor guard saluting Herzog, while the latter will lay a wreath at the tomb of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and receive him In a grand ceremony, the Turkish President will also host him at an official dinner before he departs from Ankara to Istanbul to meet with the Jewish community and returns in the evening to Tel Aviv.

Nadeen Alshaer

Alshaer is a Palestinian journalist, a Birzeit University graduate with a B.A. in TV and Radio Broadcasting Journalism. Alshaer has 6 years of experience in journalism. She currently works as a reporter, editor and presenter/producer for PBC-Palestine TV and Jerusalem24 radio. She’s a UN and Kelley School of Business alumna.

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