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“Humanity attacked first.”
Turkish hackers attacked Likud’s, Israel’s governing party, website. A list of Turkish activists wounded in the attacked here.

Israel deports flotilla activists

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Israel begins deporting hundreds of foreigners seized on board an aid flotilla trying to break its blockade of Gaza.

Israel?s policies in Gaza and the West Bank are an attempt to break Palestinians? resistance, says author and activist Jeff Halper

Yahudilerden Türkiye'ye  destek
Turkish flag everywhere…

Yahudilerden Türkiye'ye  destek

Turkish Funds Helped Group Test Blockade of Gaza
New York Times
By SABRINA TAVERNISE and MICHAEL SLACKMAN ISTANBUL ? Since 2007, a small group of hard-core activists has repeatedly tried to sail cargo-laden ships into

El Al, Atlasjet halt start of flights to Istanbul
Ynetnews
Israeli flag carrier El Al and Turkey’s Atlasjet Airlines said on Tuesday they have put off the start of flights between Tel Aviv and Istanbul in the wake

Israelis pointed guns at us, says skipper
Independent Online
By Simon Cameron-Moore Istanbul – An Israeli warship threatened to sink Captain Huseyin Tokalak’s ship before young commandos boarded the Turkish-flagged

Yahudilerden Türkiye'ye  destek

The Israeli Attack on Humanitarian Aid Ships: An EU Perspective

from Atlantic Community RSS-Feed
Mustafa Kutlay: It was reported on Monday, May 31, that the Israeli forces stormed one of the six ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. This operation is a clear breach of international law. The EU should show her unequivocal resistance to the violation of international law by condemning Israel.

Yahudilerden Türkiye'ye  destek

Seeing Through the Storm Clouds

from Istanbul Calling by Yigal Schleifer

A friend forwarded an interesting post from a Lebanese political blog called Qifa Nakbi. The post takes a look at how the Gaza flotilla debacle fits into Turkey’s regional and global ambitions. You can read it here.

Israel risks losing ‘sole friend’ in Mideast, Turkish PM Erdoğan tells Obama

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Israel risks losing Turkey, its ‘sole friend’ in the Middle East, after its deadly raid on aid ships, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told U.S. President Barack Obama, his office said Wednesday.

Israel orders diplomats’ families out of Turkey

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Israel ordered families of its diplomats to leave Turkey as relations between the two countries sunk to a new low after the deadly Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Turkey maintains push for sanctions

from Yahoo news
Israel said it would not lift an embargo against Gaza despite demands for sanctions from Turkey after a battle on a ship trying to reach Gaza.

Brazil-Turkey and Iran: a new global balance , Mariano Aguirre

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Mariano Aguirre

The balance of power that has reigned in the international system since the end of the cold war is undergoing profound shifts. Iran?s agreement with Brazil and Turkey on 17 May 2010 over the treatment of its enriched uranium, and the sanctions that the United States wishes (through a United Nations resolution) to impose on the Tehran government over Iran?s nuclear programme, reveal this system?s deep cracks. The change can be measured in the way that (as an editorial in Le Monde noted) discussion of issues such as nuclear proliferation, which used to be confined to permanent members of the UN Security Council, now finds countries from the global south playing a key role (see Nucléaire iranien: le Sud émergent veut sa place dans la négociation,  Le Monde, 19 May 2010).

When Friends Fall Out

from NYT > Turkey by By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Israel and Turkey have gotten out of balance lately, and it is America?s job to help get both of our friends back to the center.

After Israel Raids Flotilla, U.S. Is Torn Between Allies

from NYT > Turkey by By MARK LANDLER
The rift between Israel and Turkey makes it difficult for the White House to make progress on Iran?s nuclear program and peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

The end of an era by Gökhan Bacık

Israel launched a military intervention against a Turkish ship in international waters, killing at least six Turkish citizens who were onboard the ship.

A black day in the history of humanity by Ahmet Davutoğlu

I appear before you today as a result of a very sad and tragic occasion where one state member of this august house has committed a serious crime in total disregard of all the values we have vowed to uphold since the establishment of the United Nations system.

BÜLENT KENEŞ – Rogue State

Israel engaged in a bloody interference with vessels carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. Attacking the ships and the 600 civilian activists from 33 countries aboard them in international waters early Monday morning, Israel slaughtered nine activists, according to official figures.

BERİL DEDEOĞLU – Helping Gaza

The raid on the humanitarian aid convoy trying to reach Gaza with hundreds of volunteers from tens of countries on board has exposed many problems.

ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ – Barbaric acts of Israeli soldiers, Holocaust victims, anti-Semitism!

Anti-Semitic and racist messages are pouring into my mailbox. ?Turkey should do what Hitler could not achieve,? one message says. ?God has always punished perverted societies like Israel,? say another.

AMANDA PAUL – Turkey as viewed from the Middle East

The world has reacted with shock and disgust at the actions of the Israeli government. Israeli efforts to justify itself by claiming it acted in self-defense are unacceptable. Even the Israeli people have been left reeling by this totally uncalled for murderous act by their leadership.

FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – How to respond to the Israeli atrocity?

Both Turkey and the world are still trying to recover from the shock of Israel?s brutal attack on civilians who were on board an international convoy carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. The vicious attack left nine peace activists dead and dozens of others injured.

Who The Hell Does Israel Think She is?

from The White Path

[Originally published in Hurriyet Daily News] Two days ago, Israeli forces attacked a humanitarian aid flotilla in international waters. The whole purpose of the activists on the raided Turkish ship, the Mavi Marmara, and several others around it, were to bring aid and supplies, including playgrounds for children, to Gaza. They paid the price by being the targets of Israeli machine guns. At least 10 unarmed civilians, most of whom are Turks, were killed. Dozens of others were injured. There is no need to mince words in the face of this atrocity: Israel has committed piracy, barbarism and state terrorism. Beyond doing all these shamelessly, Israeli spokesmen have also lied shamelessly. One of them, Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon, was doing exactly that when he portrayed the ship, and the whole aid flotilla, as full of people “well-known for their ties with global Jihad, Al-Qaeda and Hamas.”

Criticism on Military Partnership between Turkey and Israel

from Bianet :: English
The Turkish rights organization Küresel BAK demands to end the bilateral military agreement between Turkey and Israel after the recent Israeli attack on aid ships. The military co-operation between both countries is worth billions of dollars.

MAIN FOCUS: Turkey is turning its back on Europe | 02/06/2010

from euro|topics

Turkey has harshly criticised Israel for its military assault on a flotilla carrying international aid in the Mediterranean. The Turkish reaction is based on double standards, the press writes, and fears that the country is turning away from Europe and the West.

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