Report: Turks to officially order expulsion of diplomats

By JPOST.COM STAFF
September 5, 2011 11:33

Turkey will officially notify the Israeli Embassy in Ankara on Monday that all of its high level diplomats must leave the country by Wednesday, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday said that Israel's diplomatic presence in Turkey was being cut to second secretary level, effectively expelling Israeli diplomats after details emerged of the Palmer Report which dealt with the IDF raid on the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara ship.

"Turkey-Israel diplomatic relations have been reduced to a second secretary level. All personnel above the second secretary level will return to their countries by Wednesday at the latest," Davutoglu told a news conference.


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