Turkish warships will escort aid vessels to Gaza

Today’s Zaman reports:

Turkey said on Thursday it would escort aid ships to Gaza and would not allow a repetition of last year’s Israeli raid that killed nine Turks, setting the stage for a potential naval confrontation with its former ally.

Raising the stakes in Turkey’s row with Israel over its refusal to apologise for the killings, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Al Jazeera television that Turkey had taken steps to stop Israel from unilaterally exploiting natural resources in the Mediterranean.

“Turkish warships, in the first place, are authorised to protect our ships that carry humanitarian aid to Gaza,” Erdoğan said in the interview, broadcast by Al Jazeera with an Arabic translation.

“From now on, we will not let these ships to be attacked by Israel, as what happened with the Freedom Flotilla,” Erdoğan said.

Referring to Erdoğan’s comments, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said: “This is a statement well-worth not commenting on.”

Relations between Turkey and Israel, two close US allies in the region, have soured since Israeli forces boarded the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara aid ship in May 2010.

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5 thoughts on “Turkish warships will escort aid vessels to Gaza

  1. isadore ducasse

    let ‘them’ board an ‘is raeli/really ship’ and ‘sea’ what kind of shit goes/comes down…
    it’s in the eating of the pie that the truth is known and whatever fehk has the most cash – how effin ‘is-raeli’, is the reality of kash, johnny or ‘udder’ wise…

  2. isadore ducasse

    how ‘kool’ is erdogan to ‘show’ udders how to avoid stepping in ‘dog – as in ma- shite’ by
    ‘jest’ saying: know to knowsters and ‘piss off’ to ‘eggo-ristratos’ for whom ‘eye me mine’
    is the flavour de jour – as if ‘we’ owed the sacred israelites the sacred ‘kows’ that they
    themselves ‘drew- as in the past sence of ‘drowing’ of what ‘they’ themselves caused by
    by being ashmolean enough to make the ‘koine’ mean more than ‘ life- it’s- selph’…. how ‘effin’ aulde that is for the fehksters that refuse to be stuck in the past by jest living
    each day as it comes…

  3. isadore ducasse

    BE-ing and Be-coming thee ‘ashmoles-de-jour’ is soitenly ‘naught’ the way to address and redress the wrong doings dun to the jews – especially naught to a people that have
    done them no wrong other than Be-ing in the wrong place at the wrong time and losing
    their own space for the sake of ‘jewish/christian’ morality – as if both tribes ever really
    knew what ‘morality’ is whilst slaughtering thee indigin-eye of the rest of the whirled…
    what an outer/inter planetary ‘i – wash’ for the ‘who-manaughts’ who opted simply to be human instead of the pawns of a vengeful ‘gawd’ and uh, eye guess eventually wee
    jest change ‘characters’ and do unto others as ‘they’ have done to us – what can be simpler than that in the animal/vegetal kingdom – christ am eye grateful for living in
    thee human whirled…

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