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By Cihan News Agency
Sunday, August 20, 2006

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Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz told reporters before his meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul that Turkey should send its peacekeeping troops to southern Lebanon.

Israeli and Turkish Ministers met in Jerusalem on Monday.

Israeli Defense Minister Peretz said that he would ask the Turkish Foreign Minister to send their troops to region. "The implementation of [U.N. Security Council] Resolution 1701 was very important," he said.

As part of his talks in Israel, Foreign Minister Gul will meet with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipni Livni and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Although Turkey has an inclination to send troops to the region, it has not yet made any decisions in the matter.