DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2013, 8:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
Turkish and Iranian Foreign Ministers Ahmet Davutoglu and Javad Zarif signed a secret pact in Ankara covering intelligence cooperation between their two countries Friday, Nov. 1, debkafile reveals exclusively. Although a member of NATO, Turkey undertook under this accord to stop cooperating with third countries in spying on Iran and to roll up anti-Iranian spy rings operating from its soil. From late October, the Erdogan government began enforcing a prohibition on the activities of agents collecting information on Iran from the Turkish side of the Iranian border.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2013, 11:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli jets were reported flying over Damascus by foreign sources in the last few hours Sunday (April 28). debkafile: Iran is pushing Bashar Assad hard to let Hizballah have sophisticated weapons, including self-propelled SA-17 interceptor missile systems.
Turkey badly needed to end row with Israel. Netanyahu’s apology gave Obama a diplomatic breakthrough
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2013, 1:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Turkish-Israeli reconciliation effected by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s apology was urged strongly by US President Barack Obama, because Ankara urgently needed to revive the military cooperation it cut off with Israel in 2010. debkafile: Without access to Israeli military technology, Turkey’s armed forces are hamstrung. And without full Israeli, Turkish and Jordanian coordination, Obama’s plan for a joint US-led command center against a Syrian chemical warfare contingency can’t take off. But the apology also went down as a gratuous affront to Israeli military pride.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2012, 9:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
US military officials said Wednesday, March 7, that President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu broke away from their dispute over an attack on Iran on March 5 for a serious discussion of the Syrian crisis and Bashar Assad's, hundreds of surface-to-surface missiles armed with chemical and biological warheads. Because this peril has risen to the top of America’s chart of the threats looming over Israel and Turkey, Obama advised Netanyahu to hurry up and mend ties with Ankara.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 6, 2011, 11:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan applied the brakes to the process of reconciliation with Israel when he learned Wednesday, July 6, that the UN inquiry commission into last year's Turkish-led flotilla had ruled Israel's naval blockade on Gaza legal. Eight Turks and a Turkish-American were killed in a clash with Israeli commandos who boarded the Mavi Marmora. The UN ruling meant that Israel was within its rights and the Turkish vessel's attempt to break the blockade was illegal.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2010, 12:11 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel has not yet recovered its equilibrium from the falling-out with Turkey - which permits its prime minister Recep Erdogan to successfully pursue his campaign against Jerusalem.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 26, 2010, 2:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Before leaving for the G20 summit in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2010, 12:45 AM (GMT+02:00)
After losing its "only Middle East ally", Israel and Greece are heading for an advantageous strategic partnership. Prime Minister Papandreou hopes for help in overcoming Greece's economic crisis and upgrading his armed forces.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2010, 12:25 AM (GMT+02:00)
Ankara undertakes to prevent Israeli warplanes will not use Turkey airspace to attack Iran, Syria and their allies. After breaking off its military ties with Israel, Ankara is turning to Moscow for sophisticated hardware and away from the West. Moscow's price tag may include strategic assets in the Caucasus and ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2010, 11:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2010, 12:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
The USS Harry S. Truman carrier Strike Group of 60 warplanes and 6,000 seamen has turned course from the Persian Gulf and deployed in the Mediterranean within easy reach of potential flare-ups, debkafile's military and
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2010, 2:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel blinded itself to the changing winds in Ankara after pro-Islamic Recep Erdogan succeeded in gaining control of Turkey's armed forces. This enabled Turkish intelligence to lay a trap for Israel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 3, 2010, 12:11 AM (GMT+02:00)
Five planes flew out of