December 7, 2016 416
The diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Israel in the wake of the Mavi Marmara incident in 2010 led to downgrade the diplomatic relations; to having a chargé d´affaires rather than an ambassador. During the Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, relations between the two countries reached a new low. In this sensitive time, Amira Oron, a veteran diplomat, was appointed as the new chargé d´affaires at the Israeli Embassy in Ankara. She witnessed the improvement of the relations and at the end reaching the long waited reconciliation agreement which led both countries to appoint ambassadors for the first time in six years. We talked with Amira Oron the difficulties and opportunities encountered working in Turkey, the relations between Turkey and Israel, her love for Turkey and for Besiktas football team.