Israel seeks to reinstate ambassador to Turkey

Israel sources have suggested that Israel wants to reinstate its ambassador to Turkey.

Israel seeks to reinstate ambassador to Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli sources have suggested that Israel is seeking to reinstate their ambassador to Turkey as part of the normalization of strained relations between the two states.

This move appears to put the condition of removing the Israeli blockade of Gaza in doubt.

According to the Jerusalem/Tel Aviv correspondant for Turkey's Milliyet newspaper, the sources stated that the blockade of Gaza was for the best interest of Israeli security and that in the framework of normalizing relations, in the condition of compensation for the Turkish families of those killed in the Mavi Marmara incident, which was one of three conditions, it accused Turkey of demanding too much money.

Relations between Turkey and Israel have been strained since Israeli commandos raided the Turkish Mavi Marmara ship, which was carrying aid to Gaza, in international waters. The incident which happened in 2010 resulted in the death of 9 Turkish citizens who were shot with live ammunition.

Relations between the two states began to normalize after Israel apologized for its actions. However, the process recently hit a snag when an article in the Washington Post accused Turkish intelligence chief Hakan Fidan of uncovering a secret Israeli Mossad operation to Iran.

Last Mod: 29 Ekim 2013, 09:43
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