Turkey expels Israeli consul-general in Istanbul as diplomatic rift deepens

May 16, 2018 08:01
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Turkey asked Israel's consul-general in Istanbul, Yossi Levi Safri, to leave the country on Tuesday night in a move that further deepens the diplomatic rift between the two countries following Monday's events in Gaza.

On Tuesday, Israel asked Turkey’s consul-general in Jerusalem to temporarily leave the country, in a tit-for-tat response to Ankara’s request a few hours earlier for Israel’s Ambassador Eitan Naveh to “temporarily” leave Turkey.

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