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Turkey's ambassador to Israel assumes post as reconciliation advances

After four years of fraught relations, Israel and Turkey have officially exchanged ambassadors, and Herzog has invited Erdogan to visit.
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Israeli President Isaac Herzog received the credentials of Turkish Ambassador Sakir Ozkan Torunlar on Wednesday, officially ending four years of complicated diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Torunlar had served as Turkey’s consul general in Jerusalem and is considered an expert on Israel-Turkey relations.

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