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    Israel Summons Turkish Envoy to Complain About Ankara's Treatment of Its Envoy

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    Earlier in the day, the Turkish Foreign Ministry asked the Israeli consul general in Istanbul to leave the country "for a while" amid the ongoing diplomatic row triggered by violent clashes between Israeli servicemen and Palestinians on the border with the Gaza Strip.

    Israel has summoned Turkish envoy in Tel Aviv to complain over what it called Turkey's "unbecoming treatment" of its expelled envoy after the ambassador was shown on Turkish media undergoing an airport security patdown in public view.

    On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara had decided to recall its ambassadors in Washington and Tel Aviv for consultations in connection with Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip, where dozens of Palestinians were killed on Monday while protesting against the opening of US embassy in Jerusalem. The president also called Israel a terrorist state, and its actions toward the Palestinians an act of genocide.

    Turkey also proposed Israeli ambassador to Ankara to leave the country. In response, the Israeli Foreign Ministry asked the Turkish consul general in Jerusalem to leave the Jewish state.

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