airport politics. New moves btw Israel and Turkey

Ynetnews claimed that Israelis detained in Istanbul

but vice governor of Istanbul stated that that was nothing more than principle of mutuality. Turks in Israeli airport had the same treatment, he said.


Turkey to challenge Gaza blockade at International Court of Justice

from World news: Turkey | by David Batty
Turkey is to challenge Israel’s blockade on Gaza at the International Court of Justice, amid a worsening diplomatic crisis between the once close allies.
The announcement by Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu appears to rebuff UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon’s attempt to defuse the row over Israel’s armed assault on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in which nine people were killed.

U.N. faults Israel on flotilla raid, not on blockade

by Acturca
The New York Times (USA) September 2, 2011, p. A1 By Neil MacFarquhar and Ethan Bronner A long-awaited United Nations review of Israel?s 2010 raid on a Turkish-based flotilla in which nine passengers were killed has found that Israel?s naval blockade of Gaza is both legal and appropriate. But it said that the way Israeli […]

What Israel, Turkey gained or lost from UN ship report

by Acturca
Reuters News, Sept 2, 2011 By By Dan Williams, Jerusalem A long-awaited U.N. report on Israel?s lethal interception of a Gaza-bound Turkish activist ship appears to have both supported and rejected core arguments made by the former allies. Following is an overview of the conclusions of the panel set up by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

UN?s Mavi Marmara report

The New York Times has published a leaked report by the United Nations and, as expected, the report finds Israel?s blockade of Gaza fair and appropriate. It also argues that some of the passengers on board the Mavi Marmara unnecessarily resisted Israeli commandos intercepting the vessel.

Is Turkey talking tough over Israel or throwing a tantrum?

from World news: Turkey |
With the dry tones of a man reciting his own obituary, Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish foreign minister, declared diplomatic war on Israel, tacitly admitting that his decade-old “zero problems with neighbours” policy had run out of fuel. Measures he announced in Ankara on Friday, including the downgrading of diplomatic representation, were in part an attempt to stave off domestic criticism that his government underreacted to the deaths of nine Turkish citizens during the 2010 Israeli commando raid on the Mavi Marmara.

Turkey expels Israel’s ambassador over refusal to apologise for Gaza flotilla raid

from World news: Turkey | by Julian Borger
Turkey dramatically downgraded its relations with Israel on Friday, expelling the country’s ambassador and cutting military ties with its former ally over Israel’s refusal to apologise for an armed assault on a Gaza-borne aid flotilla that killed nine people.

‘Israel’s bullying in eastern Med is over’

from Hurriyet Dailynews; Hürriyet Daily News
The eastern Mediterranean will no longer be a place where Israeli naval forces can freely exercise their ‘bullying’ practices against civilian vessels, a Turkish official said Friday.

Israel and the semantics of propaganda by Louis Allday

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews by Louis Allday
?The value of propaganda has no relationship to the degree of its truth, only with its credibility to the section of people at which it is aimed? — Paul Bowles, ?The Spider’s House?

Israel Isolates Itself

from NYT > Turkey by By ROGER COHEN
The case for apologizing to Turkey is persuasive: Israel is losing one of its best friends in the Muslim world.

Boot, Reboot: Turkey Boots Israeli Ambassador And Accepts NATO Missile Shield

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
As anyone who has set eyes on a newspaper already knows, Turkey has expelled the Israeli ambassador and halted joint military actions. Here?s an excerpt from the New York Times report:
Turkey said Friday that it was downgrading its diplomatic and military ties with Israel and expelling its ambassador in a display of anger at Israel?s refusal to apologize for a deadly commando raid last year on a Turkish ship bound forGaza.

Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador Over Flotilla Dispute

from NYT > Turkey by By SEBNEM ARSU and ALAN COWELL
The move came after Israel?s refusal to apologize for a raid last year in which nine people died trying to break the naval blockade of Gaza.

Ban Ki-moon urges Turkey and Israel to end diplomatic row

from World news: Turkey | by David Batty
The UN secretary general has urged Turkey and Israel to resolve their diplomatic row over Israel’s armed assault on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in which nine people were killed.

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