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National support rally for Turkey following attempted coup on July 15 2016.

Israel’s new Ambassador to Turkey, Eitan Na’eh has arrived in Ankara to assume his new post, the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported Thursday (Dec. 1.)

In exchange, Turkey’s newly appointed ambassador to Israel, Kemal Ökem, is expected to be in Tel Aviv sometime next week, according to the Turkish news outlet.


Ankara is not a new posting to Na’eh, who served at the Israeli Embassy in the Turkish capital in the 1990s, and then returned to the city after serving three years as ambassador to London.

Na’eh was appointment to the Ankara post on November 20 this year. His Turkish counterpark was likewise appointed at the same time.

Ökem, who has been appointed as Turkey’s new ambassador to Tel Aviv, served as a foreign policy adviser in former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s administration.

An expert on the Middle East, Ökem served as an assistant general manager of the Middle East at the Foreign Ministry before being appointed an adviser to Davutoğlu.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.