Turkey: Drill cancellation ”not political”

Published October 12th, 2009 - 12:37 GMT

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Monday denied an international military exercise was canceled over opposition to Israel's participation. According to the AP, Israeli defense officials have said the air drills in Turkey, which were supposed to be held this week and include the U.S. and NATO, were put off over Turkish opposition to Israel.


Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Monday that the reason for the cancellation was not political. It said drills were postponed after Turkey conferred with participants. The Turkish ministry called on Israel to exert "good sense in its approach and statements."


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