Iran’s religous leader Ayetullah Ali Hamaney top advisor for military affairs Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi questioned the policy of Turkish Government against Israel, describing them solely as political gesture
Iran’s religous leader Ayetullah Ali Hamaney top advisor for military affairs Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi questioned the policy of Turkish Government against Israel, describing them solely as political gesture.
TEHRAN / NationalTurk- “Turkey’s gestures and stance against Israel are merely a facade, it has only political and strategical purposes and the Turks have maintained their relations with Israeli government behind the scene,” Major Safavi stated.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s famous outburst on Israeli President, where he said “President Peres, you are old, and your voice is loud out of a guilty conscience, “”When it comes to killing, you know very well how to kill. I know well how you hit and kill children on beaches.” has sparked a negative momentum on Turkey_Israel Relations. Relations between Turkey and Israel hit then rock bottom following the incidents after the Israeli commandos attacked the Gaza Freedom flotilla in international waters of the Mediterranean in 2010, boarded the vessel’Mavi Marmara’ and killed nine Turkish citizens injured at least 50 other activists on board. Turkey announced earlier this month that many military agreements between Ankara and Tel Aviv have been halted and the Israeli ambassador has been expelled over Tel Aviv’s refusal to apologize for the last year’s deadly attack on a Gaza-bound flotilla, which led to the killing of several Turkish nationals.
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But despite these seemingly anti-Israeli policy by Ankara, analysts and officials of several regional states, including Iran and Syria, blast Turkey for its acceptance of a NATO missile shield which has been designed to more save the Israeli regime. Earlier this month, a senior Iranian legislator rapped Ankara for agreeing with the deployment of the NATO missile system in Turkey, and said the regional nations are displeased with Ankara’s contradictory attitudes and policies
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“The contradictory behavior of Turkey is not acceptable to the regional countries,” Vice-Chairman of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Esmae’il Kosari told FNA in mid September. Kosari declared Turkey implements a double-standard policy, and stressed that Ankara government led by PM Erdogan lost the reputation and prestige that it had gained through its recent positions in support of the Muslim countries, while the turkish leader assumes his influence and status in the Arab world has been solidified.