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Israel and Turkey dismiss each others' diplomats over Gaza violence

The leaders of Turkey and Israel have engaged in a war of words over human rights amidst fallout from the deadly protests.

The Israeli government has ordered Turkey's consul in Jerusalem to leave the country for an indeterminate amount of time on Tuesday, as Ankara demanded the same of Israel's ambassador. The Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed that the move was a direct response to recent violence on the Gaza border that has claimed at least 60 lives.


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