Anat Lapidot-Firilla

Gaza War Still Strains Israel-Turkey Relations

10/14/2009
Staff Writer

Just days before the two countries were to participate in a NATO military exercise this week, Turkish officials informed Israel that it would not be allowed to participate. The U.S., the Netherlands and Italy then withdrew in protest and the exercise was canceled.

Turkey, one of the few Muslim nations to have diplomatic relations with Israel, has had a testy relationship with the Jewish state since January.

former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
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