ashkenazi GOOD 311.
(photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)
between the countries, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi met
on Wednesday in
with his Turkish counterpart Gen. Mehmet İlker Başbuğ.
The talks were
described as positive and focused on regional issues as well as recent
political developments between the countries.
Ties with took a turn for the worse earlier this
month after Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon publicly humiliated the
Turkish ambassador to
over a TV show which depicted Mossad agents as baby snatchers.
Defense Minster Ehud Barak flew to
to ease the tensions and ensure that defense ties would not be harmed.
Tuesday for a meeting of NATO military chiefs. He gave a lecture on weapons
smuggling in the and held talks
with Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen as
well as his French, Canadian, British Australian and Spanish counterparts.