Lapid to visit Turkey despite political crisis in "Israel"
The fact that Lapid may be named as "Israel's" next PM gives additional significance to his visit to Ankara.
Israeli occupation Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will travel Thursday to Turkey to meet Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu amid "political turmoil in Israel," reported Haaretz.
The newspaper cited sources familiar with the visit as saying that Lapid and Cavusoglu's meeting in Ankara will focus primarily on security issues, as well as strengthening the relationship between the two sides.
Furthermore, the foreign ministers have yet to decide whether to announce that ambassadors will return to each side's embassy, said Haaretz.
According to the Israeli newspaper, Lapid chose not to cancel his planned visit to Turkey despite the current political crisis in the Israeli occupation.
It is noteworthy that on Wednesday, "Israel's" Knesset overwhelmingly approved a preliminary bill to dissolve itself, making Lapid closer to being named as the new Israeli Prime Minister.
Haaretz considered that "The fact that Lapid may be named the caretaker prime minister in the coming days lends additional significance to the diplomatic visit, considering Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's efforts" to repair relations between Turkey and "Israel".
Earlier, Israeli occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that "Israel's" "partnership with Turkey is strong, and it's carried out on all levels. We have a common interest, and that is to prevent and thwart terror attacks in order to restore order."
It is noteworthy that Lapid's visit to Turkey comes a month after Cavusoglu's visit to occupied Al-Quds, which is the first by a Turkish minister in 15 years.
"We're not going to pretend that the relationship between our countries hasn't known ups and downs, but we've always found a way back to the table," Lapid pointed out during Cavusoglu's visit.