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Turkey declared the UN report on a Gaza-bound flotilla as “null and void”

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Traffic outside the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv, after Ankara rejected a United Nation’s report on a 2010 deadly Israeli commando raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla as “null and void”. Turkey also expelled the Israeli ambassador to Ankara and suspending all military ties with its one-time ally

Palmer Report: manifestly ill-founded and a shame on the UN by Dr. Mutaz M. Qafisheh

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews
It might take two days to read the 105-page ?Report of the Secretary-General?s Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident,? chaired by Mr. Geoffrey Palmer on the Gaza blockade (?Palmer Report?). But it certainly takes two seconds to easily discover the report?s groundless arguments and inhumane conclusions. In fact, it is probably the first time in history that a UN-sponsored document advocates and encourages, ?officially,? a situation that overtly violates human rights.

Palmer Report harmful to Israeli position

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by YAVUZ BAYDAR

Relationships and the balance of power in the troubled Eastern Mediterranean have entered a new phase due to the content of the Palmer Report and Turkey?s subsequent announcement of radical steps to be taken against Israel.


From the Mavi Marmara crisis to today’s ‘safety of navigation’

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN

The latest phase in the rapid decay in Turkish-Israeli relations was in the headlines in every newspaper Saturday.

The Israel-Turkey crisis

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN

Following the statements Friday by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu ? who emphasized specifically that they were against the current Israeli government ? Turkish-Israeli relations are now charting a previously uncharted course.

Turkey?s narrow escape from the wrath of Palmer and Uribe


A report prepared by a United Nations panel set up to investigate the Israeli navy?s inhuman attack and manslaughter in international waters against the Mavi Marmara flotilla that set sail to draw attention to the tragedy of 1.5 million Gazan civilians living under an Israeli blockade should be discussed at length by people who keep their faith in international law for global peace and stability.

Israel and Turkey: sailing into choppy waters | Editorial

from World news: Turkey |

Once again Israel has chosen a tactical victory over a strategic relationship

What happened when Israeli commandos boarded the Mavi Marmara, the largest ship in a flotilla aimed at breaking the Gaza siege, cannot be undone. But the diplomatic consequences of the assault that killed nine Turks were far from predetermined. Negotiations took place over the next 15 months between Turkey and Israel. Suggested phrases went back and forward, but each time the two sides came close to an agreement, it was leaked. The talks were considered so important that the publication of the UN investigation, chaired by Geoffrey Palmer, a former New Zealand prime minister, was delayed for three months.


Rift with Israel may hinder Turkey’s anti-terror fight

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News

Turkey?s decision to sever military ties with Israel risks creating liabilities in Ankara?s fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party, or PKK, defense analysts have said.


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