Israel and Turkiye to restore full diplomatic ties

18 August 2022
2022-08-18 16:36

Israel and Turkiye will restore full diplomatic relations and dispatch ambassadors for the first time in years, the latest step in months of reconciliation between the two former allies, Turkish Foreign Minister said Wednesday.The two countries, once friendly, had a more than decade-long falling out, but earlier this year Israel and Turkiye began a process of reconciliation. The countries withdrew their respective ambassadors in 2010 after Israeli forces stormed a Gaza-bound flotilla carrying humanitarian aid for Palestinians that broke an Israeli blockade.The incident resulted in the deaths of nine Turkish activists.

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