Israel-Turkey Spat Less than Meets the Eye

(UPI) Barry Rubin - There is no general crisis in Israeli-Turkish relations, and the Turkish government does not want one. Turkey recently got two big things it wanted from Israel - the long-negotiated deal for Israel to import Turkish water and a major contract for construction on an Israeli power plant. Thus, it was a moment when a Turkish government could score some domestic and regional points by criticizing Israel's defensive war against the Palestinians at little cost or risk.

2004-06-09 00:00:00

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