Israel and Turkey withdrew their respective ambassadors in 2010, after Israeli forces stormed a Gaza-bound flotilla that defied orders to dock at an Israeli port. The incident resulted in the deaths of nine Turkish activists

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
Israel, Turkey to exchange ambassadors in diplomatic reset
AP
August 17, 2022

Israel and Turkey will restore full diplomatic relations and dispatch ambassadors for the first time in years, the latest step in months of reconciliation between the two countries, Prime Minister Yair Lapid said Wednesday. The two countries, once friendly, had a more than decadelong falling out, but earlier this year Israel and Turkey began a process of rapprochement. “The resumption of relations with (Turkey) is an important asset for regional stability and very important economic news for the citizens of Israel,” the Prime Minister’s Office announced. Once warm relations between Israel and Turkey disintegrated under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been an outspoken critic of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians. READ MORE

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