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Normalised ties with Israel to help conflict resolution in Palestine: Turkey minister

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ISTANBUL: Mevlut Cavusoglu Turkish Foreign Minister said that a resolution to the Palestinian conflict can be attained through normalizing the ties between Turkey and Israel, and will be "positive impact" for a "peaceful" resolution.

"We believe that normalisation of our ties will also have a positive impact on the peaceful resolution of the conflict. Turkey is ready to take responsibility to continue the efforts towards dialogue," Cavusoglu said.

Cavusoglu, on Wednesday, after his talk with his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid, announced in a news conference that both the countries have agreed to "re-energise" associations in several matters including civil aviation, Arab News reported.

The Foreign minister was on a two-day trip to Israel, making him the first Turkish foreign minister in 15 years to visit the country.

During his visit, he also met with his Palestinian counterpart Riyad al-Maliki in the occupied West Bank, and assured him that Turkey's relation and support for Palestine will not be impaired as ties with Israel takes a step forward.

The visit is seen as a sign of improving the relation between the two countries. Turkey and Israel have been trying to restore their relation which has been difficult since 2000.

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