U.S. Denies Giving Turkey Ultimatum Over Israel Relations

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

Published August 16, 2010.

The United States on Monday denied reports it had given Turkey an ultimatum, threatening to scrap a huge arms deal unless the Muslim state toned down its hostile stance against Israel.

Earlier Monday the Financial Times reported that U.S. President Barack Obama had warned the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that strained ties with Israel and increasing support of Iran could hinder Washington’s plan to ship arms, including sophisticated drones, to Turkey.

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