Eshkol and Prime Minister of Turkey Hold ‘neighborly’ Talk in Paris

Israel’s Prime Minister Levi Eshkol and Turkey’s Prime Minister Ismet Inonu held a half-hear conference here last night, according to an announcement made today.

Both statesmen, each visiting this country, are occupying suites in the same hotel, the Bristol. Asked about the meeting, Mr. Eshkol described it as a “talk between heads of Governments of neighboring states who happen to be also neighbors at the same hotel.” Accompanying Premier Inonu to the conference with Mr. Eshkol were his Foreign Minister, Feridoun Jamal Erkine; and Nichod Erim, chairman of the Turkish Parliament’s foreign affairs committee. The latter is also Premier Inonu’s son-in-law.

It was understood that, during the conference, one of the problems raised was the exchange of. Ambassadors between Turkey and Israel. While relations between Turkey and Israel are very friendly, neither government has an Ambassador in the other country.

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