Wise move, in light of this. Why should rapidly Islamizing Turkey still be treated as a secular, pro-Western nation, when it is increasingly behaving like just the opposite?
“Israel rethinks arms sales to Turkey,” by Herb Keinon and Yaakov Katz in the Jerusalem Post, October 12 (thanks to Dan):
While Israel kept a low official profile Sunday on Turkey’s cancellation of a joint military exercise, defense officials said advanced weapons sales to Turkey would now be reviewed, and a leading academic expert on Israeli-Turkish relations suggested ending support for Turkey on the Armenian genocide issue in Washington if the deterioration in ties continues.
According to defense officials, several Turkish requests are currently under consideration by the Defense Ministry’s Foreign Defense Assistance and Defense Export Organization (SIBAT). These will now need to be reviewed due to the change in the diplomatic ties between Jerusalem and Ankara.
“This is a country that appears to be distancing itself from the West and there could be repercussions,” one official said, adding that in the 1970s, Israel sold Iran military equipment up until the Islamic Revolution.
There should be repercussions.