‘Positive and Heartfelt’: Time Frame for Netanyahu’s Visit to Türkiye Announced

A file photo of Israeli President Isaac Herzog (L) with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the former's visit to Türkiye. (Photo: Video Grab)

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make a visit to Türkiye in the next two months, the Times of Israel reported.

According to the report, Netanyahu was due to travel to Türkiye in July, but postponed the trip as he had a pacemaker implanted.

“I think Netanyahu’s visit to Türkiye, which was postponed due to illness, will take place around October-November, and contacts are still ongoing in order to hold it at the most appropriate time,” Erdogan said.

Marc Schneier, a US rabbi and representative of the US Jewish community, provided ‘unique insights’ into the atmosphere that pervaded the room during the Erdogan-Netanyahu encounter, the Turkish newspaper the Daily Sabah reported.

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His words were laden with optimism, and he described the meeting as “positive and heartfelt”, an affirmation that went beyond mere diplomatic pleasantries, Scheier says.

According to Schneier, “One of the most compelling indicators of this positive shift is Netanyahu’s planned visit to Ankara.”

Despite outward support for Palestinians, Turkey had strengthened its political and security partnership with Israel, and the overall trade value between both countries have increased.

A normalization euphoria similar to the one that took place during Donald Trump’s so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ in 2019-20 is back as several Arab and Middle Eastern countries are openly courting Israel.


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