Istanbul (The Times Groupe)- The Israeli president Isaac Herzog in a phone call thanked his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for Ankara’s efforts in combatting terrorism that Iran was trying to carry out a terror attack on Israelis in Turkey’s Istanbul over the weekend, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said on Sunday.
The Turkish president and the Israeli counterpart discussed Turkish-Israeli relations and regional affairs, the directorate said.
“The two leaders agreed to maintain cooperation for peace and stability as well as dialogue in their relations and regional matters, including security and terrorism,” the statement stated.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a visit to Israel last month that Turkey and Israel share a “common will” to improve relations.
“Even though there were difficult days, we decided to continue our relations,” Cavusoglu said.
It was Cavusoglu’s first visit to Israel in nearly 15 years.
Herzog had previously visited Ankara and met with Erdogan in March.