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April 13, 2013 9:42 pm

Israel Meeting With Arab Countries’ Ministers Nixed by Egypt, Turkey

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) greeting Turkish Foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Ynet – An initiative to bring Israel and six Arab countries’ ministers together under NATO‘s Mediterranean Dialogue group for the first time since 2008 has been nixed by Turkey and Egypt, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported Saturday.

Ankara and Cairo reportedly said “it was not the right time” for such a meeting.

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  • jerry hersch

    It is not only Israel that causes Turkey a problem
    Turkey sees itself as the overseer/protector/arbitor over the vast footprint that was the Ottoman Empire
    The “Arab Spring” has Turkey trying to construct a working matrix for its diplomacy across the entire region both bilaterally and in regional groupings.
    Turkey truely is unready-couple this with Cyprus, European relationships,Iranian competition,Iraq, Armenia-Azerbaijan,Armenia-Georgia,Russia-Georgia….Ithas more tahn a full plate…Then add Syria.

  • richard sherman

    These are Obama’s friends: two governments whose leaders revere the sociopath Muhammad who personally decapitated 900 unarmed Jews at Quarayza.