US agrees not to forward to Israel warnings of Iranian missile
derived from system in Turkey
IMRA/Ha'aertz | 10-26-10
Turkish sources said Washington has agreed to the demand that no
information from the system will be shared with Israel, on the
grounds that Israel has its own advanced missile-detection systems
for tracking Iranian threats.
Report: Turkish intelligence severed relations with the Mossad
Turkish newspaper reports agencies stopped exchanging intelligence
and conducting joint operations following Turkish government
decision. By Zvi Bar'el and Barak Ravid Haaretz Published 01:35 26.10.10
Amid the strained relations between Ankara and Jerusalem, Turkish
intelligence has severed its working relations with the Mossad, the
Turkish newspaper Sabah reported on Monday.
The report stated that the two agencies, which once enjoyed tight
cooperation, had stopped exchanging intelligence and conducting joint
operations following a Turkish government decision on the matter.
The report's credibility remains unclear, but high-ranking Israeli
officials privy to the matter neither confirmed nor denied it on
Monday, and the prime minister's bureau declined to comment.
In June, Amir Oren reported in Haaretz that Israeli security
officials were deeply concerned by the appointment of Hakan Fidan to
lead Turkey's National Intelligence Organization. Fidan, a close
associate of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is viewed as a
proponent of closer relations between Turkey and Iran.
Meanwhile, Turkey has conditioned its consent to stationing a NATO
missile-defense system on its territory on a guarantee that no
information collected by the system be transferred to Israel.
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