Israeli Official İnvited to Turkish State Reception for First Time Since Mavi Marmara

images (1)Yosef Levi Sfari, Israel’s charge d’affairs at the Israeli embassy in Ankara, took one small step inside the Cankaya presidential palace in Ankara on Friday. What remains to be seen is whether that represents a giant leap forward in Israeli-Turkish ties.

Levi Sfari,  whom it labeled a “senior Israeli diplomat,” that was invited for the first time since the May 2010 Mavi Marmara incident to attend the reception held by Turkish President Abdullah Gul on the national holiday marking one of the final battles in the 1922 Turkish War of Independence.



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