Turkey appoints first ambassador to Israeli Occupation in four years

MENA

Published: 2022-11-12 14:06

Last Updated: 2022-12-02 13:04


Turkey appoints first ambassador to Israeli Occupation in four years
Turkey appoints first ambassador to Israeli Occupation in four years

Turkey appointed an ambassador to the Israeli Occupation after a gap of four years in the latest step towards normalizing relations.

Sakir Ozkan Torunlar was named to the post in a presidential decree late Friday, Turkish media reported. Torunlar is a diplomat who served as Turkey’s consul general in Jerusalem between 2010 and 2014.

In May 2018, Ankara withdrew its ambassador to the Israeli Occupation and expelled the Israeli Occupation envoy over the killing of dozens of Palestinians at the hands of the occupation army.

Tel Aviv responded by sending back the Turkish consul in Jerusalem, according to AFP.