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Turkey, Israel to dispatch ambassadors in diplomatic renewal 

Israeli Prime Minister Lapid and Turkish President Erdogan agree on phone that the decision to return ambassadors and consuls general to Israel and Turkey will lead to new steps, including the upcoming convening of the Joint Economic Commission in Israel in September.
Israel's President Isaac Herzog waves as he departs for an official visit to Turkey on March 9, 2022.

Turkey and Israel announced Wednesday that they would restore full diplomatic ties by dispatching ambassadors after a four-year chill. 

“The restoration of diplomatic relations is a continuation of the positive direction in the development of ties that occurred over the past year since President Isaac Herzog’s visit to Ankara and the mutual visits of each country’s foreign ministers to Jerusalem and Ankara. Upgrading relations will contribute to deepening ties between the two peoples, expanding economic, trade and cultural ties, and strengthening regional stability,” read a statement from Yair Lapid, Israel’s caretaker prime minister.  

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