Israel, Turkey return to full normalization

Israel and Turkey will return to full normalization of relations, including reinstating ambassadors and consuls-general, Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday.

Lapid said that “renewing relations with Turkey is an important asset for regional stability and important economic news for the citizens of Israel.”

Erdogan told a gathering of ambassadors in Ankara earlier that resuming full relations will “allow us to help our Palestinian brothers.”

Foreign Ministry Director-General Alon Ushpiz and Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal finalized the agreement to return to full diplomatic relations in a phone call on Tuesday.

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