FM thwarting sale of defense equipment to Turkey

05.07.2011                      03.Tammus, 5771

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FM thwarting sale of defense equipment to Turkey

Barak, Lieberman at odds over whether Israel should renew defense exports to Turkey which came to standstill following Cast Lead in Gaza.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is preventing the sale of Israeli military platforms to Turkey, which the Defense Ministry is trying to advance as part of a bid to repair ties between Jerusalem and Ankara, defense officials said on Monday.
The officials confirmed a report first aired on Channel 2 that Lieberman and Defense Minister Ehud Barak were at odds over whether Israel should renew defense exports to Turkey, which largely came to a standstill after ties between the countries deteriorated following Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip in 2009….