IDF Chief of Staff returned from his official visit in Turkey (IDF-ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCE) 02/02/05)
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IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya´alon, returned today, February
2, 2005, from an official two day long visit in Turkey, as a guest of
the Turkish Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Hilmi Ozkok .
The visit included meetings with the Turkish President, H.E.A Necdet
Sezer, the Turkish Minister of Defense, Zecdi Gonul, the Turkish
Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Hilmi Ozkok and the Commander of the Turkish
Ground Forces, Yasar Buyukanit. During the meetings, the officials
mentioned above discussed the current new developments in the
security situation in the Middle East In addition to the meetings
with the seniors in the Political and Military echelons in turkey,
Ya´alon met with the senior staff of the Israeli Embassy in Turkey.
Brigadier General Nitzan Nurial, the head of the IDF Foreign Affairs
unit accompanied the Chief of Staff during his visit.
This official visit was a success, and was held in continuation to
the visit of the Turkish Chief of Staff in Israel on 2003, to
strengthen the security and military contacts between the Turkish
Army and the Israeli Army. (Copyright © 2005 Israel Defense Forces.
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