(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Turkish National Security Council Secretary-General Yigit Alpogan will tomorrow (Tuesday), 17 May 2005, arrive in Israel for a three-day visit as the guest of National Security Council Chairman Giora Eiland. The visit is the first of its kind in the history of Israeli-Turkish relations and follows Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Israel at the beginning of the month.

During his visit, Turkish National Security Council Secy.-Gen. Alpogan will meet with senior security establishment officials and hold a dialogue on strategic issues with National Security Council, Defense Ministry and Foreign Ministry representatives.