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Israel expelled the Turkish consul from Jerusalem

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –┬áIsrael sends the Turkish consul out of Jerusalem after Ankara announced the expulsion from Turkey for some time of the Israeli ambassador, writes on Tuesday the Jerusalem Post referring to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

The representative of the department said that the consul was summoned to the Foreign Ministry, he was ordered to return to Turkey “for some period of time for consultations.”

On Tuesday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry instructed the Israeli ambassador “for some time” to leave the country in connection with the death of dozens of Palestinian protesters on the border of the Gaza Strip this week.

Earlier, the agency Anadolu reported that the Turkish Ambassador to Israel had been summoned to Ankara for consultations. On Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Muslim countries to jointly reassess relations with Israel.

Later, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of apartheid and advised him to read the Ten Commandments.