Skip to main content

Gantz says Turkey opposed to regional peace


Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

"Definitely the question of Turkey is a very complicated one, because Turkey is part of NATO," the defense minister said.

JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister accused Turkey on Sunday of destabilizing the region and working against peacemaking efforts, and called for international pressure to bring about a change in the NATO power's conduct.
Israel generally shies from public censure of Turkey, with which it maintains trade and diplomatic relations despite the pro-Palestinian stance of Ankara's government for more than a decade.

Briefing Gulf Arab reporters as a follow-up to Israel's founding of ties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, Defence Minister Benny Gantz described Turkey and Iran as "denying promotion of peace and supporting regional aggression."
Iran - Israel's chief enemy - and Turkey have criticized the US-brokered Sept. 15 normalization deal between Israel and the Gulf powers, seeing a betrayal of the Palestinian cause.
Citing Turkey's actions in northern Syriaand the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as its Libya intervention and contacts with Palestinian Hamas militants, Gantz said: "All of this pushes away from stability."
"Definitely the question of Turkey is a very complicated one, because Turkey is part of NATO," Gantz told the Zoom conference, which was organized by The Arab Council for Regional Integration, a group that encourages Israeli-Arab outreach.
"So we must take all the options that we have in our hands and try to influence it through international pressure to make sure that they are pulling their hands from direct terrorism."
The Palestinians have been dismayed by Israel's diplomatic inroads in the Gulf, which side-step long-stalled talks on their statehood goal in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in Gaza.
Israel, like the United States, has argued that the deals with the UAE and Bahrain could usher in a Palestine deal too.
"We just want to make sure that we find the right balance between maintaining our security and enabling Palestinian sovereignty," Gantz said. 



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Dr. Vladimir Zelenko has now treated 699 coronavirus patients with 100% success

ORIGIN OF THE AKAN

GARDEN OF EDEN FOUND IN AFRICA

THE HISTORY AND ORIGIN OF THE ZULU PEOPLE

FIVE WAYS A WIFE CAN REST HER HUSBAND ON HER

BRIEF HISTORY OF NKALAHA.

MYSTERY OF IGBO COSMOLOGY

THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF UDI by Onyeji Nnaji

THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF NSUKKA by Onyeji Nnaji

THE HISTORY AND ORIGIN OF EHA-AMUFU