Turkey has recalled two senior diplomats from Israel, a move
that comes amid signs of tension between the two countries over Israel's
actions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Israeli media reported Tuesday that Turkey's ambassador in Tel Aviv,
Feridun Sinirlioglu, and Jerusalem Consul General Huseyin Bicakli had been
summoned home to protest Israeli policies.
A Turkish official in Ankara, who declined to be named, confirmed the
diplomats would be returning to Turkey for ''regular consultations''
lasting only a few days. He declined to say whether the decision was in
response to Israeli policies...
Turkey is one of Israel's few friends in the Muslim world and the two
countries have close economic and military ties. But tensions have risen in
recent weeks, especially following an Israeli offensive into Gaza that
killed more than 40 Palestinians..