US criticizes Turkey for ousting Israel from military exercise

(JERUSALEM POST) — The United States criticized Turkey on Tuesday for canceling a NATO military exercise because Israel also was participating.

Neither the Turks nor NATO has confirmed that Israel’s participation in the exercises over Turkey was Ankara’s reason for canceling it.

US State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Tuesday, however, that “as to the question of whether there was a government that was invited to participate and then removed at the last minute, we think it’s inappropriate for any nation to be removed from an exercise like this at the last minute.”

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