Turkey has also restored diplomatic relations with Israel

Monday, December 14, 2020

 Turkey has also restored diplomatic relations with Israel

  • Diplomatic relations between Turkey and Israel were severed two years ago, but have now been restored.
  • Turkey recalled its ambassador to Israel in 2018 in response to attacks on Palestinians in Gaza, in response to which Israel also recalled its ambassador.
  • However, Turkey has now appointed its ambassador to Israel after a gap of two years, and President Tayyip Erdogan has appointed 40-year-old Ofoq Olutas as ambassador to Israel.
  • Ofoq Olutas Olutas is considered a shrewd, pro-Palestinian cause and an expert on Iran.
  • According to media reports, Turkey's decision is part of efforts to improve relations with the newly elected US administration.
  • However, Israel has not yet announced the return of the Turkish ambassador.
  • It is to be noted that so far in the last two months, 4 Arab countries have announced their recognition of Israel, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco.


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