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Strained Relations Between Turkey, Israel

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Strained Relations Between Turkey, Israel

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Strained Relations Between Turkey, Israel

Strained Relations Between Turkey, Israel

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NPR's Ivan Watson reports from Istanbul on problems in relations between Turkey and Israel. The two Middle Eastern nations forged a strategic alliance in the 1990s — but recently, the Turkish prime minister has been sharply critical of Israeli military operations against Palestinians. Turkey is also concerned about reports that Israeli commandos are training Kurdish militiamen in northern Iraq.

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