Skip to comments.Israel's airport chief: Turks twist reality
Posted on 09/05/2011 4:23:43 PM PDT by Nachum
Airport Authority chief dismisses Turkish claims of mistreatment by Israeli security officers
Turkish officials are twisting reality by claiming that the detention of Israeli passengers at Istanbul airport is related to the mistreatment of Turkish passengers at Ben Gurion Airport, Israel's Airport Authority director general said Monday evening.
"The attempt to tie security at Ben-Gurion Airport to the Israel-Turkey relationship does not reflect reality," Kobi Mor said.
"The Airport Authority strongly rejects the attempts to tie security procedures undergone by the passengers at Ben Gurion Airport to the relationship between the two states," he said. "Security forces are doing their job day and night in safeguarding the planes and passengers, and there is no room for cynically exploiting their work."
"The fact that security officers cannot publicly respond to the hints and accusations leads to the distortion of reality," Mor charged. "Security officials at Ben-Gurion Airport operate in line with the instructiond of professional authorities and will continue to do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of passengers at the airport."
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