Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Turkey

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Turkey

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Aug. 4: For the second year, Turkey refused to participate in joint naval exercises with the US and Israel in the Mediterranean Sea. Israel had suspected that Turkey would not participate. Relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv had been deteriorating since the killing of nine Turkish activists by the Israeli Navy in international waters during the May 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara. [JP, 8/4]

Aug. 12: A terrorist attack on a gas pipeline in eastern Turkey halted the flow of gas into Iran. The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was suspected to be behind the attack. Repairs to the pipeline were expected to take about one week and the temporary shortfall in gas deliveries was to be filled by Azerbaijan and Russia. [AJE, 8/12]

Aug. 20: The Turkish government carried out airstrikes against 20 Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq for the first time in over a year after a series of Kurdish attacks killed 40 Turkish security personnel in less than two months. This period of violence signified an escalation in the 27-year-old struggle after negotiations for a settlement collapsed. [Reuters, 9/20]

Sept. 2: Turkey downgraded its diplomatic relations with Israel, recalling all personnel above the second secretary level and suspending military cooperation with Israel, after Israel's refusal to apologize for the death of nine Turkish activists in the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident. …

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