Erdogan Aide: Coup Attempt Will Tighten Israel-Turkey Ties

(Times of Israel) Stuart Winer - The failed putsch attempt by members of the Turkish military will serve to deepen Turkey's newly restored ties with Israel, a senior adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Israel Channel 2 television on Wednesday. Mutual security fears will act as a spur to reinforce the reconciliation agreement between Jerusalem and Ankara that was signed last month, said Ilnur Cevik. "It will maybe speed up the normalization process," Cevik told the Israeli news channel in a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara. "We feel Israel has always helped us in intelligence gathering. We need that in our fight against Daesh [ISIS]," he said. "We need that in putting some order into Syria."

2016-07-21 00:00:00

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