Israel-Turkish accord expected to pass security cabinet despite Liberman objections

The Israeli-Turkish rapprochement agreement that was formally announced on Monday is expected to be approved by the nine-person security cabinet on Wednesday, even though newly appointed Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman does not support it.

Before joining the government last week, Liberman was among the MKs most adamantly opposed to an accord with Turkey, saying just seven months ago that Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a “radical Islamic regime.” He told his Yisrael Beytenu faction in the Knesset on Monday he does not support the deal, but will not actively campaign against it.


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