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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Israel refusing to sell Turkey spy satellite equipment?

Palestine Today quotes Turkish sources as saying that Turkey intends to send a satellite into space in order to watch activities of the PKK as well as help with environmental issues. It was getting equipment from an Italian company, which was subcontracting some of the cameras to an Israeli company.

According to the article, Israel is refusing to sell the equipment unless Turkey signs an agreement promising that it will not spy on Israel with the satellite.

Turkey is balking at this stipulation, and this has the potential to erupt into a "crisis," according to the sources.