Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday he was cutting all ties with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Ankara announced it was withdrawing its ambassador over Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip.
“Netanyahu is no longer someone we can talk to. We abandoned himAccording to Turkish media, Mr. Erdogan said.
Shortly after, Turkey announced that it was recalling its ambassador to Israel for consultations because of Israel’s refusal to accept a cease-fire in Gaza.
After nearly a decade of frozen relations, the two countries reappointed ambassadors only last year. And they resumed discussions on building an oil pipeline, a project backed by the United States that could lay the foundation for lasting cooperation between the two countries.
But on Saturday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that Ambassador Sakir Ozkan Torunler had been recalled out of consideration.Continued Israeli attacks on civilians and Israel’s refusal to (accept) the ongoing humanitarian tragedy in Gaza“.
On October 25, the Turkish president, who first met with Benjamin Netanyahu in New York in September, announced that he was canceling all plans to travel to Israel.Abuse“By the Prime Minister of Israel.
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