- Turkey and Israel exchange ambassadors again. After Israel Tuesday appointed an ambassador to Turkey, Turkey showed Wednesday a diplomatic representative in Israel.
Naming the diplomats is a final step in the process of reconciliation between the two countries. Relations deteriorated in 2010 due to the attack by Israeli soldiers on the international aid convoy Freedom Flotilla. The ships were en route to the Gaza Strip with aid supplies when Israeli commandos boarded the vessels. The action ten Turks were killed.
Turkey, the former foreign adviser to the government Kemal Okem appointed ambassador to Israel. Israel appointed Eitan Naeh, now deputy ambassador in London.