Turkey to announce new ambassador to "Israel" days after war on Gaza
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid indicated that a new ambassador to "Israel" will be named soon.
In a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he will shortly name a new ambassador to "Israel".
Additionally, Mevlut Cavusoglu, the foreign minister of Turkey, made the announcement earlier on Wednesday that Turkey has chosen to reestablish diplomatic ties and designate an ambassador to "Israel".
"President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held telephone talks with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid. During the talks, Turkish-Israeli relations and regional issues were discussed. President Erdogan expressed satisfaction with the development of Turkish-Israeli relations within the framework agreed during the visits of Israeli President Isaac Herzog and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid to Turkey." Erdogan's office said in a statement.
"Referring to the decision to appoint a new ambassador, President Erdogan said he would take the necessary steps to appoint a new ambassador as soon as possible. President Erdogan expressed support for the development of cooperation and dialogue between Turkey and Israel based on mutual respect," the statement added.
On the same day, Lapid announced that his government will restore full diplomatic ties with Ankara.
"It was decided to once again upgrade the level of the relations between the two countries to that of full diplomatic ties and to return ambassadors and consuls general from the two countries," said a statement from Lapid's office.
The Israeli prime minister claimed that the decision is an "important asset for regional stability as well as very important economic news for Israeli citizens."