Lapid to Meet With Turkey's Erdogan During New York Visit for UN General Assembly

Lapid is also scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Friday.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Friday.Credit: Sergei Bobylev/AP
Jonathan Lis
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Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Lapid's office said on Saturday.

The meeting is another sign of warming ties between Israel and Turkey after years of animosity. In March, President Isaac Herzog met with Erdogan in the first visit by an Israeli leader to Turkey since 2008.

In August, Lapid and Erdogan agreed to reinstate their respective ambassadors and general consuls, thus restoring full diplomatic ties, after they withdrew them following U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2018.

Lapid is scheduled to fly on Monday night to New York, where he is also expected to meet with U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as well as with UN Secretary-general António Guterres.

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