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Report: Turkey to name new ambassador to Israel

Report: Turkey to name new ambassador to Israel

Turkish television say the country will name a new ambassador to Israel to replace the envoy who was humiliated by an Israeli official.
Private NTV television on Sunday reported that Oguz Celikkol was to be replaced by diplomat Kerim Uras.
Celikkol did not receive a handshake and was forced to sit on a low sofa during a January meeting with Israel's deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon. Ayalon had summoned Celikkol to protest a Turkish TV show.
Turkey had threatened to recall the ambassador, forcing Ayalon to apologize.
There was no immediate official confirmation of Sunday's report.


Updated : 2021-06-25 21:09 GMT+08:00