Israeli defense minister praises Turkey

Barak said Turkey was one of the cornerstones in the region

Israeli defense minister praises Turkey

World Bulletin/News Desk

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that Turkey was one of the cornerstones of the security in the region.

Turkey, like Egypt and Saudi Arabia, is one of the cornerstones of regional security, said Barak who spoke at a panel discussion in the 49th International Security Conference.

Barak said that Israel had very good relations with Turkey in the past, but the relations deteriorated after Mavi Marmara incident.

Turkey is a very important country for the region, he added.

Barak expressed hope that the difference of opinion between Turkey and Israel would be eliminated in the future, and said that they wanted to avoid unnecessary tension with Turkey.

Last Mod: 03 Şubat 2013, 12:28
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