crying foul despite the evidence only makes Turkey look like it is a piss weak bitch, and therefore I feel really sorry for the people of Turkey that this is happening
Ashkenazi hopes common sense reigns in Mavi Marmara case
By YAAKOV KATZ, JPOST.COM STAFF
Court unanimously approves indictment seeking life sentences for four former top IDF brass over flotilla raid; Ashkenazi: If the price of what I did is not being able to visit Turkey - I am willing to pay that price.
Ashkenazi responding was bad, Turkey is looking for a conflict and Israel ignoring their constant provocations is the best possible response. Shows Erdogan Israel doesn't him worth their time, and also doesn't suck them into his pan-Islamist fantasy.
On the radio someone said that Turkey just took what was left of its relations with Israel and conducted a coup de grace on it through these indictments.
Sounds about right.
'Turks' charges unlikely to pose extradition danger'
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Ayalon says Turkish charges against former IDF commanders for flotilla raid sets dangerous precedent, also for US and NATO.
Speaking in an interview with Channel 10, Ayalon said that he was doubtful that the indictments would endanger the freedom of the former Israeli commanders in other countries. "They probably cannot visit Turkey, but I believe they can visit other countries. This seems more of a political step than a legal step," he said.
Ayalon posited that the Turkish move to indict Israeli commanders contradicts international law and international maritime law. "A step like this can set a dangerous precedent, even for the US Armed Forces and NATO forces that also board ships in the middle of the sea suspected of involvement in terror, piracy or shipping illegal cargo," the deputy foreign minister stated, adding that he envisaged heavy political pressure on Turkey to drop the issue.
Ayalon emphasized that much of the information the Foreign Ministry had was based on media reports and the Turkish government had not formally informed Jerusalem of the indictments.
"If these reports are true, we are talking about an unexplainable and bad turn of events. I hope that they will regain their composure, because this behavior serves no one's interests."
Two years after Marmara, Turkey plans more flotillas to Gaza
Memorial ceremony to take place in Istanbul on Thursday to mark two years since Israeli naval commandos raided the Mavi Marmara vessel in 2010 • Activists say they are planning more flotillas to break Israel's naval blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza.
Dan Lavie and News Agencies
To mark the two-year anniversary of the incident, a huge march is planned for Thursday in Taksim Square in Istanbul. The event is being promoted as a "March to Free Jerusalem," the aim of which is to raise the already high level of tension between the two countries.(…)
Activists attending ceremonies marking the anniversary said they were planning a new flotilla, which would sail from Sweden through western and southern European ports in an attempt to reach Gaza.
To mark the commemoration of the 2010 raid, Turkey's official Anadolu Agency released never-before-seen footage of people on the deck of the Mavi Marmara during the assault. In the video clip, passengers are seen lying down near what are apparently the bodies of those killed during the incident.
The clip may be viewed here:
Turkey Presses Case Against Israeli Officers in Raid
By SEBNEM ARSU
Published: June 4, 2012ISTANBUL — An effort by the Turkish authorities to prosecute four former Israeli military commanders over a raid on a Turkish ship moved forward on Monday when an Istanbul court ordered thatIsraelbe formally notified of the charges.Turkey
No international arrest warrant has been issued, and the Israeli government has warned the four defendants not to travel to, so it appeared very unlikely that they will be present when the trial begins on Oct. 6. Instead, the trial is likely to serve as an opportunity for the 490 people listed in the indictment as direct and indirect victims of the raid to air their grievances and their version of events in detail, and for Turkey to keep the issue in the spotlight as it presses Israel for an apology and compensation.http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/wo...er=rss&emc=rss
The Istanbul court ordered on Monday that the indictment be translated into English from Turkish, and then be sent to the Israeli Justice Ministry. During the trial, the court said, Hebrew translation would be provided.
Jesus fvcking christ those Turks are tripping on Acid. If any, they should give us compensation for them being so annoying. Nearly every proper international report (even Goldstone himself) says that the operation was valid (excluding notes that we could have avoided the use of force - the lessons have been learned).
Erdoğan: ‘We don’t need Israeli tourists’
Turkish PM tells Maariv that Turkey unharmed by crisis with Israel
By HILLARY ZAKEN
Erdoğan delivered the keynote at the WEF meeting on Tuesday, focusing on both Turkey’s economic growth and what he termed human rights violations in the Gaza Strip.
Without ever uttering the word Israel, Erdoğan accused the Jewish state of “killing innocent people, children, babies, women and the elderly in masses” in aerial bombardments and by keeping people “in the largest open-air prison in the world,” referring to the Israeli blockade of Gaza.
If Erdogan is such a humanitarian maybe he should do something about the sh*t happening in his own backyard which is also directly affecting his country...
Turkish court will try Israeli officers on October 6
It remains highly unlikely that the IDF officers will go to Turkey for the trial • Israel reportedly offered last month to pay $6 million to the families of those killed in the Marmara raid, but the offer was rejected • Turkish PM: We don't need Israeli tourists.
Eli Leon, Israel Hayom Staff and News Agencies