Turkey, Israel to begin appointing ambassadors this week: Presidency
REUTERS photoTurkey and Israel will begin the process of exchanging ambassadors this week after the former allies signed a deal to normalize ties following a bitter row which began in 2010, Agence France-Presse has reported, citing Presidential Spokesperson İbrahim Kalın.
“This week we will start the process of ambassador appointment [between Turkey and Israel],” Kalın told reporters in Ankara on June 28.
The Turkish and Israeli prime ministers announced on June 27 that a deal to bring an end to the strained ties between the two countries had been reached and would be signed on June 28.
Ankara and Tel Aviv signed the deal to normalize ties on June 28 after six years of strained relations.
Relations between Turkey and Israel came to a halt after Israeli commandos killed 10 pro-Palestinian Turkish activists on the Mavi Marmara aid flotilla in May 2010 as they were attempting to breach Israel’s blockade on Gaza.