Turkey summons Israeli diplomat after journalists, NGO workers refused entry

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday it summoned the highest-ranking Israeli diplomat in Ankara to explain why a group of Turkish journalists and civil society workers were refused entry at Ben Gurion Airport.

The incident occurred three days after diplomats from Israel and Turkey, both U.S. allies, held talks to explore prospects of repairing their relationship after a Turkish election earlier this month.

Ties between the erstwhile allies were wrecked after Israeli commandoes killed 10 Turkish activists trying to break the blockade on Gaza in 2010. Turkey soon after recalled its ambassador and ejected Israel’s.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Turkey-summons-Israeli-diplomat-after-journalists-NGO-workers-refused-entry-407238

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