Israel, Turkey to Exchange Ambassadors in ‘Coming Days’

The Times of Israel reports: Israel and Turkey this week will begin the process of exchanging ambassadors as the former allies continued the formal renewal of diplomatic relations after a six-year rift, Turkey’s foreign minister said Tuesday.

Mevlut Cavusoglu (pictured) told reporters at a press conference the exchange will take place “in the coming days,” according to a report in Turkish news outlet Haber10.

The ambassadors from both countries have yet to be announced.

Turkey’s announcement came a day after Jerusalem and Ankara traded fierce recriminations over Israel’s bombardment of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

The Israel Defense Forces carried out a series of airstrikes in the Palestinian territory late Sunday, targeting Hamas positions in response to a Palestinian rocket attack that hit an Israeli border town of Sderot. Between two and five people were reported lightly injured.

 

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