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Lieberman wants to eject Turkish workers amid showdown over ties with Turkey

Palestine Information Center – 28/07/2011

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman wants to eject some 350 Turkish workers as Israel’s relations with Turkey have spiraled after the 2010 flotilla attack.

Israeli ministers Ehud Barak and Lieberman have been at odds over whether to meet Turkey’s condition of an apology over the attack before it would restore ties with Israel.

The workers were brought into Israel to upgrade tanks that the Israeli Military Industries was contracted to build under a defense agreement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a cabinet meeting on Wednesday to mull over Turkey’s demands for an apology, compensation to be paid to the flotilla victims’ families, and lift the blockade enforced on the Gaza Strip.

The war ministry wants to extend the workers’ visas amid fears that ejecting the workers could dampen already dismal relations with Turkey.

July 28, 2011 - Posted by | Aletho News

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  1. […] Lieberman wants to eject Turkish workers amid showdown over ties with Turkey aletho | July 28, 2011 at 9:21 am | Categories: Aletho News | URL: http://wp.me/pIUmC-7zc […]

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    Pingback by Lieberman wants to eject Turkish workers amid showdown over ties with Turkey « MasterAdrian's Weblog | July 28, 2011

  2. Perhaps the Turkish government should ask (order) all turkish workers in Israel to return home….. and order the israelian ambassador to retunr to israel…..

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    Comment by masteradrian | July 28, 2011


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