Turkey, Israel to exchange ambassadors within 10 days: spokesman

October 13, 2016 9:27 AM EDT

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Israel will complete the process of exchanging ambassadors within one week to 10 days, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Thursday, a key step in a process of normalizing ties ruptured six years ago.

His comments in a news conference came after the two countries agreed on Thursday to deepen cooperation in the energy sector.

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall)

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