[New York, NY – January 21st, 2022] “The phone conversation this week between Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is a crucial step towards normalizing relations after years of estrangement. 

Since 1949, when Turkey became the first Muslim majority country to recognize the State of Israel, the bilateral relationship has always been unique and valuable in terms of military, strategic, and diplomatic cooperation. 

May this phone conversation, a gesture initiated by the Turkish side, be the start of a renewed partnership based on mutual interests and mutual respect.”

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