Israel and Turkey announce normalization of ties — Analysis

The Israeli prime minister’s office says the two nations will restore full diplomatic relations, which were downgraded in 2018

Israel and Turkey will soon reappoint ambassadors to each other’s countries and restore full diplomatic ties, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Wednesday.

After Israeli forces had killed 60 Palestinians in protests at the Gaza border, relations between Israel and Turkey were weakened. Ankara, at that time, condemned Israel’s harsh treatment of demonstrators.

A statement released by the premier’s office, following talks between Lapid and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said: “The two countries agreed to upgrade their relations to full diplomatic ties. They also returned ambassadors and consuls.

The normalization would, among other things, help “Strengthen regional stability” it added.

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