Pro-Palestinian demonstrators pray during a protest against the US embassy move to Jerusalem, near the Israeli consulate in Istanbul, Turkey May 15, 2018. Reuters Photo

ISTANBUL: Turkey has told the Israeli consul general in Istanbul to leave the country temporarily, state media said Wednesday, in the latest of a series of tit-for-tat expulsions in a growing crisis over Israel’s deadly firing on Palestinians on the Gaza border.

The foreign ministry has told the consul to leave Turkey “for a period of time“, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Turkey had already withdrawn its ambassador in Tel Aviv for consultations and told the Israeli ambassador to Ankara to leave, while Israel ordered the Turkish consul in Jerusalem to leave for an unspecified period of time. -- AFP

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