Israel and Turkey to restore relations, remain split on Palestinian terror

Israel and Turkey agreed on Wednesday to restore full diplomatic relations four years after the Israeli envoy was expelled from Ankara  amid a long period of dissent. The return of ambassadorial and consular envoys to Tel Aviv, Ankara and Istanbul, was lauded by PM Yair Lapid as “an important increment to regional stability and good economic news for Israel.” Turkey’s FM stressed, however, that his government had not abandoned the Palestinian question. Security sources stress that this issue will  continue to mar relations so long as the Ankara government provides Hamas officers with a base for orchestrating terrorist operations inside Israel.


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