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Mideast Friends-Turned-Foes Seek to Make Up in Shadow of War

  • Herzog in first visit to Turkey by Israeli leader since 2008
  • Shifting Middle East dynamics are helping drive the diplomacy
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The presidents of Turkey and Israel vowed to build on a nascent thaw in relations in Ankara on Wednesday, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine provides the latest geopolitical impetus for better ties.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the visit of his Israeli counterpart, Isaac Herzog, would be a “turning point” in relations. “Our common goal is to revive political dialogue between our countries based on respect for mutual sensitivities and interests. That is critical for regional peace,” Erdogan said.