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Turkey excludes Israel from military air exercise.

Summary: Turkey has excluded Israel from an air exercise over its territory, leading to its cancellation, the Israeli military said on Sunday, in a sign of worsening wors·en  
tr. & intr.v. wors·ened, wors·en·ing, wors·ens
To make or become worse.

Noun 1. worsening - process of changing to an inferior state
decline in quality, deterioration, declension
 relations between the two close American

Turkey has excluded Israel from an air exercise over its territory, leading to its cancellation, the Israeli military said on Sunday, in a sign of worsening relations between the two close American allies.

"The exercise Anatolian Eagle which was planned to take place in Turkey from Oct. 12 to 23 has been postponed until further notice," the Israeli military said in a statement. "The exercise has been postponed as a result of Turkey's decision to change the list of participating countries, thus excluding Israel. This decision came several days before the start of the exercise," it said, without giving further details.

Turkish officials had no immediate comment.

The exercise, which takes place every few years with the aim of improving international aerial cooperation, was to involve Turkish, Israeli and several other NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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 in full North Atlantic Treaty Organization

International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion.
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 said the decision to postpone post·pone  
tr.v. post·poned, post·pon·ing, post·pones
1. To delay until a future time; put off. See Synonyms at defer1.

2. To place after in importance; subordinate.
 the exercises came after the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  pulled out once Turkey had excluded Israel.

Israeli public radio said that this year's maneuvers were to include practicing aerial attacks in Turkish airspace near borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran.

Local media speculated that the decision would bring relations between Israel and Turkey to a new low, which took a sharp downturn during Tel Aviv's bombardment of Gaza at the turn of the year, which Ankara heavily criticized.

In early September, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu cancelled a visit to Israel over what media reports said was a refusal to let him visit the Hamas-run Gaza Strip Gaza Strip (gäz`ə), (2003 est. pop. 1,330,000) rectangular coastal area, c.140 sq mi (370 sq km), SW Asia, on the Mediterranean Sea adjoining Egypt and Israel, in what was formerly SW Palestine. .

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