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Turkey Lifts Ban on Sports Contacts with Israel; Games Resumed

Sports contacts between Turkey and Israel, which were suspended under the regime of Adnan Menderes, have been resumed, it was reported here today. Authorities here are now allowing Turkish teams to go to Israel and Israeli sports groups to visit this country.

Following the lifting of restrictions on play between the teams of both countries, Israel’s Hapoel basketball team will meet the Galatasaray basketball squad for a game tomorrow. The game, to be played as part of the European Championship contests, will be followed by a meeting of the teams in Israel next month.

Permission was also granted by authorities here for the Galatasaray football team to visit Israel next month to play Hapoel and other Israeli teams.