On Oct. 13, 2009, the Oncupinar border gate between Turkey and Syria played a starring role in a diplomatic photo op
Turkey’s foreign minister denied any government link to a controversial historical drama being broadcast on Turkey’s state television network.
Turkey urged Israeli officials to use “common sense” Monday as it tried to play down diplomatic tensions between the two countries over joint military exercises. “It is wrong to derive a political meaning or conclusion from the postponing of the international part of the exercise,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Turkey excluded Israel from a planned NATO military exercise partly because of Turkey’s criticism of Israel’s Gaza offensive nearly a year ago, Turkey’s foreign minister told CNN on Sunday.