Denial of Reports in Turkish Press

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
13 July 1998

Reports which appeared today in the Turkish press regarding the training of Turkish fighter planes in Israel in the bombing of S-300 missile batteries as well as the reports on the alleged establishment of a military base in southern Turkey for Israeli use are unfounded. As Israel and Turkey have repeatedly stated in the past, relations between them are in no way directed against any party.