Israel tests attack scenario in base in Turkey, report claims
Soldiers guarding the Kürecik area. DHA PhotoAn Israeli test on the Arrow missile defense system on Feb. 10 was conducted with information supplied by a U.S. radar system hosted at the eastern Anatolian province of Malatya’s Kürecik military base, according to the DEBKAfile website, daily Hürriyet reported.
Blue Sparrow 2 missiles were launched to test the Arrow defense shield but were also tracked and monitored by the U.S. radar system in Kürecik.
The shield was tested against a possible attack scenario from Syria or Iran and achieved positive results, DEBKAfile said.
The website further said Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu reiterated his objections against the inclusion of the Kürecik radar system in the Israeli tests during his meetings in Washington last week.
The test, however, was eventually launched after Ankara gave its approval, and Turkey in return received the Barack Obama administration's support for its new initiative on Syria, DEBKAfile reported.