New Turkish ambassador presents credentials to Israeli president
After the ceremony, in which the Turkish National Anthem was played, Torunlar presented his credentials to Herzog.
Speaking at a joint press conference with the Turkish envoy, Herzog said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's invitation to him for a visit to the Turkish capital was the first important step taken in the rapprochement process between both countries.
Underlining that both he and President Erdogan welcome the advancement in relations between Türkiye and Israel, he said: "It is no secret that the State of Israel, and I personally, attach great importance to our historical relationship with Türkiye."
The Israeli president also noted that promoting ties in tourism, education, culture, energy, and other fields would bring prosperity to both countries and their region.
Invitation to Turkish president
Herzog invited his counterpart Erdogan to Israel during his address. "I wish (to take) this opportunity as the president of Israel to invite the Turkish president to Israel, which I am certain will contribute to the relations."