Israeli Foreign Ministry recalls its diplomats from Turkey after Erdogan's statements on the situation in Gaza
Israeli authorities will recall diplomatic mission workers from Turkey. This was stated by Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen, who did not hide that the reason for this decision was the statements of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Just last week, Tel Aviv admitted the possibility of recalling diplomats from Turkey. In addition, Israel called on all its citizens to leave Turkey. Today, after a rally of one and a half million people in Istanbul with the participation of Turkish President Recep Erdogan, the Israeli authorities seem to have finally decided on their decision to recall the diplomats.
The Israeli Foreign Minister called for a “reassessment” of diplomatic relations with Turkey. Earlier, Erdogan said that his country would declare Israel a “war criminal” state, and the corresponding work is already underway. The Turkish President openly supported the struggle of the Palestinian people.
In addition, the Israeli authorities will expel employees of Turkish missions from the country. In the future, things may come to an official severance of diplomatic relations.
What makes the situation especially acute is that Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Alliance and, like Israel, a military-political partner and ally of the United States. At the same time, as a NATO member, it has certain rights in terms of blocking any initiatives of the alliance to support the Israeli side in the conflict in the Gaza Strip. The United States also finds itself in a difficult position, which, on the one hand, cannot help but help Israel, and on the other hand, risks losing its already few partners and allies in the Islamic world, including Turkey.
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