Turkey-Israel row: Video of airport frisking deepens tensions

Turkey-Israel row: Video of airport frisking deepens tensions

A diplomatic row between Turkey and Israel following the Israeli army’s killing of dozens of Palestinians is showing no signs of slowing down amid reciprocal expulsions and heated exchanges.

In the latest episode, Israel protested on Wednesday over what it called Turkey’s “unbecoming treatment” of its expelled ambassador, after he was shown on Turkish TV undergoing an airport security check in public view.

The previous day, Turkey had summoned Ambassador Eitan Naveh to tell him it would be “appropriate” for him to return to Israel “for a while”. In response, Israel ordered the Turkish representative in the country to return home for consultations.

Ankara’s move came as it condemned the killing of demonstrators in the Gaza Strip on Monday, as well as the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on the same day.

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