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Turkish FM Davutoglu rejects claims of cooperation with Israel in strike against Syrian base
Hurriyet Daily News ^ | Friday, November 1, 2013 | unattributed

Posted on 11/03/2013 12:36:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has rejected allegations that Turkey gave intelligence to Israel during an attack against a military base near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia early Oct. 31.

“There is an attempt to give the impression that Turkey has coordinated with Israel. We have issues with Syria, an issue based on a principle. But let me say it clearly: The Turkish government has never cooperated with Israel against any Muslim country, and it never will,” Davutoğlu told reporters during a joint press conference in Istanbul Nov. 1 with his visiting Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Several reports said, citing unnamed U.S. officials, that Israel targeted a missile storage center with Russian-made SA-125 missiles, likely to be supplied to Hezbollah, the Shiite Lebanese militant group.

Reports relayed by Israeli media claimed that Turkey was behind the attack in Latakia by disclosing critical information to Israel...

During the press conference, Davutoğlu insisted on Turkish-Iranian friendship and partnership. “We have deep and historic relations. Some circles may want to represent us as two rival neighbors. Some may desire it. But much on the contrary, Turkey and Iran are not rivals but friends,” he said...

For his part, Zarif criticized the foreign embargos against Iran, warning that these were backlashing unless they had a specific purpose...

(Excerpt) Read more at hurriyetdailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cyprus; greece; hezbollah; iran; israel; lebanon; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu holds a joint press conference with his visiting Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Istanbul, Nov. 1. AA photo

AA photo

1 posted on 11/03/2013 12:36:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Rope-a-dope continues in Turkey.


2 posted on 11/03/2013 12:37:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

ProSharia Islamobastard was supported by Obama.


3 posted on 11/03/2013 12:50:59 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: SunkenCiv
It would appear that the White House is selectively leaking secret info to the Muslim nations with the intention of discrediting Israel even more than it is, and to precipitate an early attack on Israel.
4 posted on 11/03/2013 12:52:03 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SunkenCiv
But let me say it clearly: The Turkish government has never cooperated with Israel against any Muslim country, and it never will,” Davutoğlu told reporters

English translation:

"I did not have intelligence cooperation with that country, Israel. I never told anybody to attack, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the Turkish people. Thank you!"

5 posted on 11/03/2013 1:22:20 PM PST by MUDDOG
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6 posted on 11/03/2013 5:59:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Thank you President Obama for adding to regional turmoil with your leaks.

7 posted on 11/04/2013 6:23:04 AM PST by SJackson (if you want to test a man’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
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