Turkey, Israel to Re-Appoint Ambassadors After Four-Year Chill

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog shake hands during a joint news conference in Ankara, Turkey March 9, 2022. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Algemeiner: Turkey and Israel said on Wednesday they will re-appoint respective ambassadors more than four years after they were called back, marking another milestone after months of steady improvement in relations.

The two regional powers had expelled ambassadors in 2018 over the killing of 60 Palestinians by Israeli forces during protests on the Gaza border against the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

But they have been working to mend long-strained ties with energy emerging as a key area for potential cooperation.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s office said on Wednesday the two countries decided to restore full diplomatic ties.

“It was decided to once again upgrade the level of the relations between the two countries to that of full diplomatic ties and to return ambassadors and consuls general,” Lapid’s office said in a statement following a conversation between the prime minister and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

“Upgrading relations will contribute to deepening ties between the two peoples, expanding economic, trade, and cultural ties, and strengthening regional stability,” it added.

A visit to Turkey by Israeli President Isaac Herzog in March, followed by visits by both foreign ministers, helped warm relations after more than a decade of tensions. Read More …

Opinion: Notice the two handed handshake initiated by Israel’s president Isaac Herzog that is usually seen among Politicians trying to convey warmness, friendliness, honesty and trustworthiness. Further notice that Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan not only did not reciprocate the gesture but had a look on his face like someone who swallowed poison.

While we have no way  of knowing if Recep Erdogan is the leader of Turkey who will join Russia, Iran and a least 4 North African nations  in the Gog Magog invasion (Ez. 38-39), a picture, as they say, is worth 1000 words.

So what is Erdogan’s motive for a change of heart towards Israel?

Reuters News, August 3, 2022

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Inflation began to surge last autumn, when the lira slumped after the central bank gradually cut its policy rate by 500 basis-points to 14% in an easing cycle sought by President Tayyip Erdogan. read more

That compared to an average global inflation rate of 9.6%, puts Recep Erdogan in deep political trouble possibly causing him to rethink his decade long in-your-face embrace of Hamas:

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