In accordance with a lucrative deal from the European Union, Ankara has blocked the refugees from leaving for Europe up to this point.
Since 2009, offshore oil and gas fields in the Mediterranean have been the subject of territorial disputes between Turkey on one side and Greece, Cyprus and Israel on the other.
The IDF paratroopers are participating in joint training with the 173rd Brigade of the European Command of the US Army.
The "Israeli-Palestinian conflict" is not connected to the threat against the democratic world emanating from the Middle East, Barlev said.
"In these circumstances, the traditional adage that the enemy of your enemy can be regarded as your friend no longer applies," writes Kissinger. "In the contemporary Middle East, the enemy of your enemy may also be your enemy."