Turkey, Netherlands agree to normalize ties

ANKARA - Turkey and the Netherlands have agreed to normalize ties, Turkey's foreign ministry said on Friday.

The decision was reached in a phone call between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok, it said.

"During this telephone conversation, the ministers agreed to normalize the diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey. To that extent the ministers agreed to reinstate ambassadors in Ankara and The Hague shortly," the ministry said in a statement.