Military Intelligence: "Turkey No Longer Needs a Close Relationship with Israel"

(Ha'aretz) Jonathan Lis - The rift in Israeli-Turkish relations is the result of Ankara turning away from secularism and toward more radical Islam, Israel's military intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday. "Turkey no longer needs a close relationship with Israel," he said. "They are currently in the midst of a fundamental process of moving further away from the secular Ataturk approach, closer to a radical approach."

2010-01-20 08:15:35

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