Israel and Turkey sign second pact

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Among the staunch domestic opponents was Islamist Welfare Party leader Necmettin Erbakan, who was in the Turkish opposition at the time.

Erbakan has since become prime minister and moderated his views toward cooperation with Israel. He removed his opposition to the defense industry pact, after receiving an assessment from Turkish military officials.

Among other things, the pact will allow for Israel to modify Turkish Phantom jets, in a multimillion dollar project whose financing is still being worked out.