Hellraiser! Turkey expels Israeli ambassador…



I had felt this time Israel would actually pay for what she did when the Mavi Marmara incident happened. Maybe AKP leadership wants to cut the ties all anyway,  but Israel had given them the best possible excuse… the process continues…

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a news conference in Ankara September 2, 2011. Davutoglu said on Friday Turkey was reducing its diplomatic presence in Israel and suspendingmore

Turkey expels Israeli ambassador

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition

Turkey is expelling Israel’s ambassador after details emerged of a UN report into last year’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in which nine Turkish pro-Palestinian activists died.

Turkey Downgrades Ties With Israel Over Flotilla Raid

from NYT > Turkey by By SEBNEM ARSU and ALAN COWELL

Turkey said on Friday that it was downgrading its diplomatic and military ties after Israel?s refusal to apologize for a raid last year in which nine people died trying to break the naval blockade of Gaza.

Israel used ‘excessive’ force, Gaza blockade legal: UN report

from Hurriyet Dailynews by UNITED NATIONS – From online dispatches

A United Nations review of Israel’s May 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship, in which nine activists were killed, has found Israel at fault but said Israel’s blockade of Gaza was both legal and appropriate.


Turkey slams UN flotilla report, announces measures against Israel

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Friday criticized the United Nations report on the deadly Israeli raid on a Turkish aid ship in May 2010 and announced measures against Israel.

Israel mulls response to envoy expulsion by Turkey

from Hurriyet Dailynews by JERUSALEM – Agence France-Presse

Israel was mulling Friday its response to Turkey’s decision to expel its ambassador and suspend military accords with its former ally amid a row over last year’s Israeli attack on a Gaza aid flotilla.

Turkey threatens Israel with sanctions

from Yahoo news

Turkey rejects any delay in the release of a UN report on the 2010 attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla by a September 2 deadline, threatening to sanction an unapologetic Israel.


Turkey sets deadline for Israel apology

from Yahoo news

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey?s foreign minister has set this week?s expected release of a U.N. report on Israel?s raid of a Gaza-bound flotilla as a deadline for Israel to apologize for the deadly attack, two Turkish newspapers reported Thursday.


Turkey-Israel Relations Reach New Low

from Yahoo news

Release of UN report has been repeatedly delayed to give time to diplomatic efforts to reconcile two formerly close allies

UN investigation backs Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Chris McGreal

Report backs Israel’s right to defend itself but says assault on pro-Palestinian flotilla was ‘excessive and unreasonable’

A United Nations investigation has backed Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza as legal but said its military assault on a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists last year, in which nine Turks were killed, was “excessive and unreasonable”.

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