Türkiye appointed its former Consul General to Jerusalem, Şakir Torunlar, as the new Tel Aviv Ambassador, amid a major reshuffle in ambassadorial posts, including London and NATO, the Foreign Ministry decree revealed on Oct. 6.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry stipulated a major reshuffle in ambassadorial posts with a decree issued on Oct. 6.
According to the decree, Şakir Torunlar was appointed as the new Ambassador to Tel Aviv, a post that has been vacant since 2018 after the two countries resumed diplomatic relations.
Torunlar served as Türkiye’s Consul General in Jerusalem between 2010 and 2013.
Türkiye and Israel have begun work on restoring their mutual diplomatic representation to the ambassador level, as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meet in Ankara on June 23.