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Greek deal shows how far Israel-Turkey relations have fallen

19th May 2020 - 12:45 GMT | by Joe Charlaff in Jerusalem

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In an agreement that reflects major strategic shifts in recent years, the defence ministries of Greece and Israel signed a deal on 6 May for the Hellenic MoD to lease IAI Heron UAVs.

The UAVs will be used by Greece primarily for maritime and land border security, according to an Israeli MoD spokesperson, who described homeland security missions such as anti-smuggling and human trafficking prevention, SAR and managing natural disasters.

‘The improvement in Israel-Greece relations that took place over the last decade is remarkable,’ said Dr Gallia Lindenstrauss, a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies at the

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