Turkey provided Israel with air-space, intelligence on Syrian air-strike

by Infidelesto on September 13, 2007 · View Comments

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Turkish Military alone, without the knowledge of the new Islamic leadership in Turkey, provided key intelligence to Israeli defense forces in coordinating the attack on the so-called “nuclear facilities” including the use of Turkish air space.

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According to the sources, AKP member and newly-elected President Abdullah Gul is not doing enough to prevent the transfer of arms from Iran to terror groups in Syria and Lebanon via Turkey.

According to the report, the country had a central role in delivering precise information regarding targets in Syria that were to be hit by Israeli planes. Further, the report claimed that the Israeli pilots were given authorization by the Turkish army to use its airspace in order to carry out the operation.

Sources told Al-Jarida that Turkish intelligence did not coordinate the move with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Coordination of the [release of information] occurred far away from the political echelon,” it said.

The Israeli and Turkish armies share a strong relationship that has been felt through several joint exercises and weapons sales.

Turkey’s military leadership, which is mostly secular, is totally opposed to the new Islamic government now that both the Prime minister and President are Islamic hard-liners and a Coup has been discussed.

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Turkey provided Israel with intelligence on Syria prior to last week’s alleged IAF flyover into the country, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida claimed on Thursday.

According to the report, the country had a central role in delivering precise information regarding targets in Syria that were to be hit by Israeli planes. Further, the report claimed that the Israeli pilots were given authorization by the Turkish army to use its airspace in order to carry out the operation.

Sources told Al-Jarida that Turkish intelligence did not coordinate the move with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Coordination of the [release of information] occurred far away from the political echelon,” it said.

The Israeli and Turkish armies share a strong relationship that has been felt through several joint exercises and weapons sales.

On Saturday, an unnamed Turkish official demanded explanations from Israel after fuel tanks allegedly dropped by Israel F-151 planes who were conducting a foray into Syrian airspace, were found on the Turkish-Syrian border.

Turkish paper Hurriyet reported that Turkey was demanding whether the Israeli planes also passed over its own airspace.

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