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First Israeli Envoy to Turkey Since 2010 Starts Work

Israel’s first ambassador to Turkey since 2010 presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, completing a critical step in the normalisation of relations after a bitter diplomatic rift.

Israeli ambassador to Turkey Eitan Naeh arrives to present his letter of credence to Turkish president at the presidential Complex in Ankara, on December 5, 2016. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Call to Drop Gaza Ship Case Against Israelis

A Turkish prosecutor called for charges related to a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound ship to be dropped following diplomatic reconciliation between Turkey and Israel, state media reported on Friday.

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Iraqi PM Declines Turkish Offer to Help in Mosul Battle

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, a decision that could rile Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Turkey Says Islamic State Has Lost All Territory Along Syria Border

Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels expelled the Islamic State group from the last strip of territory it controlled along the Syrian-Turkish border on Sunday, effectively sealing the extremists’ self-styled caliphate off from the outside world, Turkey’s prime minister and a Syrian opposition group reported.

Turkish soldiers stand in a Turkish army tank driving back to Turkey from the Syrian-Turkish border town of Jarabulus on September 2, 2016 in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Karkamis

Turkey: Assad Can be Part of Transition Period in Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Saturday his country is willing to accept a role for Syrian President Bashar Assad during a transitional period, but insisted he has no place in Syria’s future.

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Turkish PM: ‘Not Many Reasons’ to Fight Against Nemesis Syria

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has reportedly indicated that there are “not many reasons” for Turkey to fight against any of the countries in its region, suggesting that his country will stop combating the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim gestures as he delivers a speech during a press conference after a Turkish-Israeli meeting, at the Cankaya Palace in Ankara, on June 27, 2016.