Mavi Marmara is back.

Posted by on August 8th, 2010
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Israel finally sends back the Mavi Marmara.

Mavi Marmara flotilla ship returns to Turkey

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The ferry at the center of the deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla has arrived back in Turkey as activists said more ships would set sail if the embargo remains.

UN names Turkish, Israeli representatives for flotilla probe

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Veteran diplomat Özdem Sanberk will represent the Turkish side on the UN-led flotilla commission. The committee will hold its first meeting Tuesday and expects to submit an initial progress report in mid-September

Turkey warns Israel on Barak’s spymaster comments

from Yahoo news
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned Israel’s ambassador to complain about remarks by Defence Minister Ehud Barak suggesting the new head of Turkish intelligence could leak information to Iran, officials said on Tuesday.

Israel’s Barak defends criticism of new Turkish spy chief

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said his country’s fears that Turkey could pass Israeli military secrets to Iran were well justified.

Israel hopes joining UN flotilla probe will help Turkey ties

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Although insisting that the Israeli raid in international waters was ?legitimate? and ?very measured,? which killed nine Turks in the May 31, Israeli deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon says Israel’s decision to join a UN probe of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship should help patch up ties with Turkey

İBRAHİM KALIN – The Gaza commission, Turkey and international law

The formation of an international commission under the auspices of the UN secretary-general to look into the events surrounding the Gaza aid flotilla on May 31, 2010, is a confirmation of the importance of international law and a victory for Turkish diplomacy. The work of the commission and what will follow it will be crucial for Turkish-Israeli relations in the months to

Military to blame for Israeli raid on Turkish aid flotilla, inquest member says

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Responsibility for the deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla rests with the Israeli military, not the government, according to a member of the army’s in-house inquiry.

ABDULHAMİT BİLİCİ – Heart of Israel?s uneasiness about Turkey

Israel has taken a step back by accepting an international commission?s probe into the bloody raid on the Mavi Marmava. There is a host of question marks about the scope and effectiveness of this problem, but this can still be considered a major diplomatic success on Turkey?s part. Thus, only an apology and compensation remain conditions that need to be fulfilled before Turkey?s relations with Israel return to their previous state.

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