Israel, Turkey restore ties in deal spurred by energy prospects

June 27, 2016 12:13 PM

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ANKARA/JERUSALEM Israel and Turkey announced on Monday they would normalize ties after a six-year rupture, a rare rapprochement in the divided Middle East driven by the prospect of lucrative Mediterranean gas deals as well as mutual fears over growing security risks.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the two countries would exchange ambassadors as soon as possible.

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