Even as our two governments were arguing Turkish businessmen still continued trading with Israel. Our civilian entities also continued on with cooperation with Israel. Our intelligence services and Police also maintained contact. Turkey aided during the Mount Caramel bush fire effort, extradited Israeli criminals who sought refuge in Turkey and also informed MOSAD of an imminent terrorist attack when we did not have official diplomatic relations. I would also like to clarify something here: Turkey including but not limited to PM Erdogan has always condemned the militant arm of HAMAS. It has also clearly told HAMAS's political arm that Turkey would not accept armed terror against Israel.
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