Saturday, February 18, 2012

Turkey denies NATO intelligence to Israel

Turkey has a NATO intelligence gathering base in its Southern desert, mainly for listening and monitoring conversations across Islamic lands.  It gathers a lot of information, some of which has been used recently by the US and Israel jointly.  Turkey claims that the system is for the use of NATO members only, Israel is not a NATO member.  The US is a member of NATO, and the sharing of info by the US to Israel is in America's interest as well as the interest of Israel.  Turkey has taken this stance because they do not like Israel, and recent events between the two countries have hardened Turkey even more against the Israeli state.

This action by Turkey is just another indication that they do not want to stay friends with Israel.

The Islamization of Turkey continues apace, thanks to Erdogan and his jihadist henchmen.

From Feb 17

Turkey will not allow NATO to share intelligence with Israel

Turkey will never allow any third country, particularly Israel, to use intelligence obtained by a NATO radar system, its foreign minister said on Friday.

"We will never allow any third country to use any NATO facility. Our position will be even more clear if it is particularly Israel," Davutoglu told a joint news conference with visiting NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Ankara.

His remarks came after some media outlets reported that the United States and Israel have carried out a joint missile test by using intelligence gathered by a NATO radar system based in eastern Turkey.

Last year Ankara decided to host in a military facility base near Malatya in the southeast an early warning radar as part of NATO's defense architecture.

"It is a NATO system and we appreciate that Turkey has agreed to host one of the facilities," said Rasmussen.

"Data are shared within our alliance among the allies. It is a defence system to protect the populations of NATO allies," he added without mentioning Israel, which is not a NATO member.

Turkey's relations with one-time regional ally Israel plunged into deep crisis in 2010 when Israeli forces killed nine Turks in a raid on a Turkish ferry, part of an activist flotilla seeking to breach Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

In 2011, Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador and axed military ties and defence trade after Israel's refusal to apologise and compensate the flotilla victims.

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