Troubled relations with Israel hit a new low when an Israeli protest against a Turkish television series crossed the boundaries of diplomatic civility and turned into an insult against Ambassador Oğuz Çelikkol, in a scene that appeared to be the design of hawkish Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Turkish-Israeli relations have been strained since Israel’s deadly […]

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was due to travel to Qatar on Wednesday at the start of a foreign trip that will also take him to several European countries, his spokesman said. From Qatar the Palestinian leader is due to travel to the Czech Republic, which currently holds the rotating European Union presidency, and to Norway […]