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Turkish PM expresses importance of strong ties with Israel

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan underlined the importance of strong cooperation and friendship between the Turkish and Jewish nations in a telephone conversation with his Israeli counterpart on Friday, his office said.

"Erdogan told (Israeli premier) Benjamin Netanyahu that he valued centuries-long strong friendship and cooperation between the Turkish and Jewish nations," the statement from Erdogan's office said.

(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Pravin Char)

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