DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 12, 2010, 3:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
The arrival of a new Middle East player has startled Washington and Jerusalem: debkafile's military sources disclose that when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyep Erdogan met Syrian president Bashar Assad in Damascus Monday, Oct. 11, they talked less about the Kurdish question and more about the role China is willing to play in the military-intelligence alliance binding Syria, Iran and Turkey. Chinese warplanes took part in Turkey's recent air maneuver after breaking their journey to refuel in Iran.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2010, 10:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Turkish prime minister is going to extreme lengths to blacken his military commanders, such as plotting to overthrow his regime and sabotaging the war against Kurdish rebels, reaching as high as the chief in staff.
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly July 4, 2010, 11:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel has finally moved on from its fractured relationship with Turkey. The Israeli Minister of Trade and Labor Minister, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer's last-ditch bid to save the relationship by meeting Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutolu last week was a flop. But Israel has meanwhile welcomed Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's interest in slotting Athens into Ankara's place as Israel's strategic partner in the region.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2010, 12:11 AM (GMT+02:00)
Obama got no answers when he challenged to Erdogan to state if was loyal to the West or his new radical friends led by Iran. He found the Turkish prime minister all fired up to continue his campaign against Israel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2010, 12:25 AM (GMT+02:00)
Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan is determined to lead an anti-Western, anti-Israel Muslim bloc of nations, but has still to choose his senior partner - Iran or Egypt.
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 17, 2010, 9:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Special Report June 8, 2010, 5:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured Turkish leaders whom he met in
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 2, 2010, 12:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
The war projected between
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 2, 2010, 7:21 AM (GMT+02:00)
To stop the flotilla crisis from spinning out of control,
DEBKAfile Special Report May 31, 2010, 11:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
Turkey threatens reprisals, Greece halts joint maneuver with Israel over Israeli naval commando action which killed 9 activists aboard the pro-Palestinian flotilla lead boat 80 miles out at sea. Casualty figures still not confirmed. Passengers attacked the soldiers, opened fire with gun snatched from a soldier and wielded knives and iron bars. The soldiers shot back after 10 were injured. Helicopters ferried all the casualties to Israeli hospitals. Nationwide alert for disturbances declared in
DEBKAfile Special Report May 31, 2010, 11:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report Israeli concerns that on top of strong diplomatic reprisals,
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2010, 4:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2010, 11:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Turkish army, NATO's second largest, is showing little fight against the pro-Muslim Erdogan government's mass arrests of top military chiefs, past and present. Washington and Brussels ask which way it will jump in a war involving Iran.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2010, 8:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
Turkish prime minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan has engineered a fresh assault on the already crisis-laden relationship between
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2009, 10:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tuesday, Oct.13, Syrian defense minister Gen. Ali Habib made the triumphant announcement: We held our first joint land military exercise (with Turkey) last spring. And today we have agreed to do a more comprehensive, a bigger one. He spoke at a ceremony declaring a free trade zone between the two ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 16, 2009, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources reveal that Turkish prime minister Tayyep Recep Erdogan and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad struck military cooperation deals on Oct. 28 which assured Iran of Turkish military intelligence and air force assistance against a possible Israeli attack on its nuclear sites. Also promised was Turkish surveillance ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 18, 2009, 11:39 AM (GMT+02:00)
Turkey's Today's Zaman Wednesday, Oct. 14, provided a new motive for Ankara's last-minute decision to cancel Israeli participation in the annual multiple air maneuver with NATO: A senior Turkish military source was quoted as saying: "Israel has failed yet again to deliver the Israeli-made surveillance drones known as Herons to ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2009, 1:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak commented Monday, April 27, that Turkey's decision to hold military maneuvers with Syria is "disturbing."
And that is not all. The exercise will be accompanied Monday or Tuesday by the signing of a letter of intent for Turkish-Syrian cooperation in the defense industry.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2009, 11:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
Turkey's army chief Gen. Ilker Basburg brushed off the Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak's comment that the joint Turkish-Syrian military exercise was "disturbing."
Barak referred to the first exercise Turkey, Israel's longstanding military ally and NATO member, had ever staged with an Arab nation, Israel's avowed foe Syria. Gen. Basbug ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2009, 11:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKA-Net-Weekly analysts examine the options facing Turkey as its estrangement from the US and Europe solidifies: Will this NATO member turn to Russia and the Caucasus, the Arab world or Iran?
This and other exclusives appeared in the latest issue out Friday.
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