Erdogan: Israeli President to Visit Turkey in March

Published February 3rd, 2022 - 10:10 GMT
Israeli president to visit Turkey in mid-March
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint press conference with the Lebanese Prime Minister at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on February 1, 2022. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP)
Speaking to reporters ahead of Ukraine trip, Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Isaac Herzog's visit would happen 'in mid-March'

Israel's President Isaac Herzog will pay an official visit to Turkey in March, President Erdogan said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters ahead of a trip to Ukraine, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Herzog's expected visit to Turkey would happen "in mid-March."

Russian President Vladimir Putin will also come to Turkiye for an official visit after visiting China, Erdogan added.

Putin's visit to China is scheduled for Friday.

Commenting on the recent rise in tensions between Moscow and Kyiv, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkiye is "closely following" developments.
"On every platform, we voice Turkiye's support for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty," added the Turkish leader.

Erdogan urged all parties to exercise self-restraint and engage in dialogue to ensure peace in the region.

Erdogan also said Israeli President Isaac Herzog's visit to Turkiye will happen in mid-March.

Commenting on 12 irregular migrants who were found frozen to death on Wednesday after being pushed back by Greek forces into Turkey, Erdogan said it would be unacceptable to remain indifferent to such an incident.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced the deaths of the irregular migrants, who had been among migrants "pushed back" by Greek border forces and stripped of their clothes and shoes.

Erdogan is expected to attend the 10th meeting of the two countries' bilateral High-Level Strategic Council as part of his official visit to Ukraine.

He and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky are expected to sign various agreements and address a joint news conference in the capital Kyiv.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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