Israel and Turkey will return to full normalization of relations, including reinstating ambassadors and consuls-general, Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday, APA reports citing Jerusalem Post.
Lapid said that “renewing relations with Turkey is an important asset for regional stability and important economic news for the citizens of Israel.”
Erdogan told a gathering of ambassadors in Ankara earlier that resuming full relations will “allow us to help our Palestinian brothers.”
Relations between the countries deteriorated 12 years ago after the Mavi-Marmara flotilla incident, APA reports citing i24news.
Israel and Turkey are expected to announce the full normalization of their relations in a statement soon, a media report said on Wednesday.
An official announcement could be released in the coming hours, according to Channel 12. The agreement is said to include the return of ambassadors to Tel Aviv and Ankara.