Turkey's Israel envoy arrives in Ankara after Ayalon crisis

Ambassador Oguz Celikkol said regarding Israeli Deputy FM Ayalon's inappropriate attitude was would be included in books of history and diplomacy.

Turkey's Israel envoy arrives in Ankara after Ayalon crisis

Turkish Ambassador in Tel Aviv Oguz Celikkol said regarding Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon's inappropriate attitude towards him that it was an incident which would be included in books of history and diplomacy.

Celikkol arrived in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Saturday and told reporters at the airport that diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Israel has ended with the letter of apology from Israel.

"I came to Ankara for Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak's visit to Turkey," he said.

Israel apologized over a crisis which erupted after Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon summoned Turkish Ambassador in Tel Aviv Oguz Celikkol to criticize a Turkish television drama. During the meeting, Ayalon refused to shake the Ambassador's hand and ignored the diplomatic courtesy. Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement calling on Israel "to abide by diplomatic courtesy and respect. Turkey is expecting steps to repair the treatment of our Ambassador in Tel Aviv." Davutoglu also made a statement and said that no one could dare to disrespect the Turkish Ambassador.

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