December 2, 2023

The Turkish presidency introduced on Thursday that Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas will likely be obtained on July 25. The Turkish president will meet the Israeli prime minister just a few days later.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will likely be obtained in Turkey on July 28 by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan throughout a state go to, the 2 events introduced on Thursday (July 20).

In a press launch, the Turkish presidency signifies that the Israeli official will likely be obtained just a few days after the pinnacle of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, anticipated on July 25.

“President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu individually in Turkey throughout the identical week,” the presidency stated.

On this event, it is going to be a query of discussing “Turkey-Palestine relations and the newest developments within the Israeli-Palestinian battle, in addition to different present worldwide points”, she provides.

In Jerusalem, Netanyahu’s workplace confirmed the official go to to Turkey, the primary by an Israeli prime minister to that nation since Ehud Olmert in 2008.

Relations between the 2 international locations had been strained in 2010 after the lethal assault by Israeli forces on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, which was making an attempt to ship support to the Gaza Strip, Palestinian territory below Israeli blockade and managed by the Islamists of Hamas.

And in Might 2018, after the demise of round fifty Palestinians killed by the Israeli military in Gaza, Turkey recalled its ambassador to Tel Aviv and dismissed the Israeli ambassador to Ankara in addition to the Israeli consul normal to Istanbul. Israel retaliated by sending the Turkish consul normal again to Jerusalem.

However after a number of years of disaster, diplomatic relations between Turkey and Israel have progressively warmed over the previous yr with a number of high-level visits, together with that of Israeli President Isaac Herzog to Ankara.

Turkey, nonetheless, strongly condemned the clashes within the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem in early April, Recep Tayyip Erdogan believing that Israel had crossed the “pink line”.

These visits by Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu come because the Israeli-Palestinian peace course of has stalled amid violence within the occupied West Financial institution, the biggest in years.