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Iranian and Turkish foreign ministers - close friends
Turkey and Iran sign secret intelligence cooperation pact. Ankara rolls up anti-Iran spy rings
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2013

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.

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Self-propelled SA-17 anti-air interceptor
Tehran presses Assad to send Hizballah sophisticated anti-air interceptors
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2013

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.

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A Turkish drone in need of Israeli technology
Turkey badly needed to end row with Israel. Netanyahu’s apology gave Obama a diplomatic breakthrough
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2013

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.

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US Gen. James Mattis, CENTCOM Chief
Top US danger rating for Syrian chemical-biological missiles - ahead even of Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2012

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.  

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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan
Erdogan again shuts the door on Israel when UN affirms Gaza blockade legal
DEBKAfile Special Report July 6, 2011

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. 

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Erdogan Cranks up His anti-Israel War another Notch
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2010

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.

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Turkish army blames Erdogan for setbacks against rebels
Erdogan faces US stick, clings to anti-Israel stance
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 26, 2010

Before leaving for the G20 summit in Toronto, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan came in for an exceptionally acerbic US rebuke: Top Obama official Philip Gordon accused him of alienating the US and the West and told him he needed to demonstrate Ankara's commitment to their (NATO) partnership.
At home, his generals and the public accuse him of sacrificing national security to his anti-Israel campaign, so causing military setbacks against the Kurdish PKK.

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George Papandreou
Strengthened Greek-Israeli Bonds Encircle Turkey from the West
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2010

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.

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RecepTayep Erdogan
The Shock-Waves May Roll over US-NATO Mediterranean, Black Sea Holdings
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2010

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 Black Sea regions.

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Turkish airspace closed to Israeli Air Force
Turkey closes airspace to Israel Air Force
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 17, 2010

Turkey will lead a campaign for a worldwide boycott of Israel. Wednesday, Ankara cancelled 16 contracts covering military and intelligence cooperation.

Israel has countered by declaring the IHH a terrorist entity, exposing this bulwark of the Ankara government to Israeli covert operations. In Washington, Democratic and Republican members of Congress announced there would be a price to pay for Ankara's continuing hate campaign against Israel and tight ties with Tehran.

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USS Truman on hand for trouble
Iranian threats over Gaza keep USS Truman carrier in Mediterranean
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2010

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 Washington sources report. Ankara's determination to break the Gaza siege by force was backed up Wednesday, June 16, by Iran's parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani, who threatened to retaliate against Persian Gulf and Mediterranean shipping for any interference with Iranian Gaza-bound vessels.

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Mavi Marmara
They Walked into a Turkish Trap
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2010

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.

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Funerals in Istanbul
Erdogan Has Three Follow-up Scenarios Ready
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2010

The Turkish leader is sinking millions of dollars to build a large new flotilla for blowing Israel's blockade sky high and tightening the international diplomatic siege around Israel.

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Rachel Corrie - next blockade challenger
Turkey mulls military escort for Irish blockade-buster vessel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 3, 2010

Five planes flew out of Israel Wednesday night, June 2, carrying hundreds of foreign passengers and nine bodies from the Turkish-led flotilla Israeli commandos raided and prevented from breaking the Gaza blockade two days ago. After surrendering to Turkey's ultimatum to release all the passengers, including the seven members of Islamist terrorist groups who assaulted the Israeli boarding party, debkafile reports the Netanyahu government faced a fresh ultimatum from Ankara: Lift the Gaza blockade now.

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