YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak departed for Turkey Tuesday for a two day working visit where he will be meeting with Turkish President Abdulla Gul and Turkish Chief of Staff Yasar Buyukanit in order to promote the sale of an Israeli spy satellite to the Turkish Government.
Turkey is one of Israel’s defense industries’ leading clients, and Barak’s talks in Ankara will focus on promoting those relations, Israeli media said.
A senior Israeli defense delegation recently met with their counterparts in Ankara for talks regarding the possible sale of the Arrow and Ofek–two of Israel’s most advanced military technologies.
Turkey is currently in the process of receiving just over 10 Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, manufactured by the Israel Aerospace Industries, a deal worth $200 million.
In addition to talks about military sales, Barak will discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with Gul, who has in the past also offered to serve as a mediator for peace talks between Israel and Syria.