Their understandings have bound Turkish to pass intelligence data to Tehran on potential Israeli preparations for a strike and on US military movements in the Middle East for providing backup.
Our sources report that the details finalized in meetings between the Turkish and Iranian military specialists in Istanbul Monday, Nov. 9, were due to be sealed by presidents Abdullah Gul and Ahmadinejad Tuesday. The Iranian president is to be in Turkey as guest of the Islamic Conference.
The other item in this story is sort of a throw away line that is part of the first paragraph. The Turkish Air Force will cooperate with Iran in defending the Iranian nuclear sites.
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Analysis. A week ago Sunday I posed a question to an acquaintance of mine. Now that Turkey and Iran were becoming allies, would the Turkish Air Force be providing spare parts for the Iranian F-4s and F-5s? I believe I have my answer. I was doing some research on Middle Eastern militaries and happened to be looking at the Turkish Air Force.
One of the things that would make an Israeli attack on Iran easier is the fact that we have embargoed spare parts for Iran’s US made F-4 and F-5 aircraft since the takeover of the Embassy.
If the airplanes can fly their combat capability is severely reduced, especially the F-4s, if the radar doesn’t work, or the electronic countermeasures systems won’t jam enemy radars. If the Turks provide the parts and maybe the technicians to get all of those airplanes totally mission ready, it will be a lot harder on the Israelis when they attack. Yes, I said when.
I have flown against F-15s. They can be beaten in an F-4. Besides, it is not necessary to shoot down the F-15s and F-16s of the Israeli Air Force.
Like the North Vietnamese, all they have to do is get them to drop their bombs other than on their intended targets to have a successful defense.
Source: World Threats