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    Turkish FM to Stay Away From Munich Powwow Over Israel

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    Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu cancels a plan to attend the upcoming Munich security conference over inclusion of Israeli representatives.

    The Turkish FM said Friday he had nixed a plan to attend the Munich security conference in protest at the presence of Israeli representatives in a session on the Middle East.

    "I was going to participate in the conference but we decided not to after they included the Israeli representatives in the Middle East session," he told the official Anatolia news agency in Berlin.

    The 51st Munich Security Conference began in the Bavarian capital February 6 and will last until February 8. The conference is an international discussion forum to promote cooperation in countering global security issues.

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