Turkey asks Israeli ambassador to explain spy chief remarks

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 3, 2010 17:18

Turkey's foreign ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador to protest after Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak described its new spy chief as a "supporter" of Iran, a Turkish diplomat said, according to an AFP report Tuesday.

Ambassador Gaby Levy was called in Monday to a meeting where deputy Undersecretary Halit Cevik conveyed Ankara's displeasure over the comments, the diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity.The Israeli embassy in Ankara was not immediately available for comment.


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