“Data collected within the missile defense system, the intelligence will not be shared with third countries. It will be shared with the allies within our alliance,” Rasmussen, in Ankara to mark the 60th anniversary of Turkey's membership in NATO, said at a joint news conference with Foreign Minister Ahmet DavutoÄŸlu. The top NATO official also emphasized once again that the system is a defensive project aimed at protecting NATO members from missile threat. Turkey has agreed to deploy US radar as part of the missile defense system last autumn, after seeking guarantees in preceding talks for months that Israel will not have access to data to be collected by the radar.
DavutoÄŸlu emphasized that the missile defense system will not offer intelligence to Israel, whose ties with Turkey have been in a state of crisis since Israeli commandos killed nine Turks during a May 31, 2010 raid on an aid ship trying to breach an Israeli blockade of Gaza. Certain news reports alleging that the missile defense system in Turkey was recently tested by an Israeli missile were groundless and baseless, DavutoÄŸlu also noted. “NATO facilities and capacities are used only and only by NATO allies as part of NATO solidarity,” he said. “We never allow a NATO facility to be used by a third party. I want to make this very clear. And, if this party was Israel, our attitude would be more clear and visible,” DavutoÄŸlu said.
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