Bennett thanks Erdogan for releasing Israeli couple, in first-ever call between them
(Worthy News) – In his first-ever phone call with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett thanked the Turkish leader on Thursday for his “personal involvement” in bringing about the release of an Israeli couple arrested and held for over a week in Istanbul.
Bennett expressed his gratitude to Erdogan “for his personal involvement in returning Natali and Mordy Oknin to Israel,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. “The Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the Turkish side’s handling of the issue, at all echelons, in recent days, in order to resolve the matter.”
Bennett said the Oknins’ release was “a humanitarian matter” that was now resolved and “commended the lines of communication between the two countries, which were efficient and discreet in a time of crisis.” [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]