Turks hold their nose and press onward. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 17.01.10 | 18:03 (IST)

    Turkey will respond to pressure from America and the EU to a certain degree, but they cannot be made to like or respect Israel. Just as with Egypt and Jordan, Turkey can be persuaded to tolerate dealing with Israel if it in their interest to do so. America pays Egypt and Jordan an annual allowance for this. Turkey has extensive ties with America, is a member of NATO, and is a prospective member of the EU. This can be used to gain Turkeys cooperation.

    from the article: Turkey: Israel is strategic ally with shared interests
    First published 10:25 17.01.10 | Last updated 22:30 17.01.10
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