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Israel urges Erdogan to oust Hamas as Turkey eyes Israeli security tech

YnetNews.com reports: “Israel urged Turkey’s president to banish Hamas leadership from its territory, security officials said.

In the unscheduled meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, the minister accused Hamas leaders in Turkey of coordinating and funding terror attacks on the West Bank.

The officials also said that Gantz asked the president to relay to Iran that Israel would not stand for arms being smuggled via Syria to its proxies in the area, particularly the Lebanon based Hezbollah terror group.

Turkey, they said seeks to renew the purchases of Israeli weapon systems and technology from the defense industry as well as improve relations with the United States after ties with Israel are restored.

Israel is also interested in security cooperation with Turkey, in order to thwart Iranian terror activities, and to build a joint communication axis between the countries…”

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