Turkey and Israel agree on path forward to return ambassadors

Turkey and Israel agree on path forward to return ambassadors

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the potential return of their countries’ ambassadors during a one-on-one meeting Wednesday, an Israeli official told The Times of Israel.

The two diplomats reached an understanding on the issue that both sides are happy with. Sources indicated that restoring full diplomatic ties is not imminent, and the countries are adopting a gradual approach.

The two ministers did not address the ambassador issue during their subsequent public statements, and there was no indication of a timeframe for the move.

The tete-a-tete between the two ministers went well beyond the allotted time, The Times of Israel has learned, in the usual sign that progress was being made.

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