» 09/02/2011, 00.00
TURKEY – ISRAEL
Turkey imposes sanctions against Israel in the wake of UN report on the Gaza flotilla
Israel’s ambassador is expelled and diplomatic relations are downgraded to the secretary level. Ankara cancels defence agreements and will provide aid to the families of the people killed in the Israeli raid against the Mavi Marmara. Turkey continues to demand Israel’s apology and compensation for the families of those killed.
07/07/2010 TURKEY – ISRAEL
Erdogan’s ways and contradictions
Turkey’s prime minister is having to manage a major crisis with Israel, something of great concern to the United States and Syria. At the same time, his government is unable to find a political solution to Turkey’s Kurdish question.
06/11/2012 TURKEY – ISRAEL
Mavi Marmara, Ankara opens trial against former Israeli officers
Trial in absentia on charges of "incitement to murder". If convicted the judges may issue an international arrest warrant. In the assault on the Mavi Marmara nine activists were killed, dozens wounded. For Tel Aviv it is a unilateral political act "without" judicial credibility. "
14/09/2011 TURKEY – ISLAM
Erdogan attacks Israel in Cairo, offers himself as leader of Arab world
The Turkish prime minister describes Gaza blockade as a “crime”, says a Palestinian state is “not an option but a necessity”. In reference to Syria, he says, “The legitimate demands of the people cannot be repressed with force and in blood,” reminding his audience that Turks and Arabs are brothers.
06/05/2009 UNITED NATIONS – ISRAEL
UN accuses Israel of deliberately targeting its installations in Gaza
The board of inquiry blames Israel for attacks against schools, a hospital and UNRWA headquarters. Israel slams the report as “tendentious, patently biased,” and that it “ignores the facts” in “both spirit and language”.
03/06/2010 TURKEY - ISRAEL
Heroes welcome for activists deported from Israel and bodies of those killed on ships to Gaza
Turkey’s deputy prime minister accuses Israel of "piracy." Thousands of relatives and friends cry: "Turkey is proud of you!" And "Down with Israel". Seven activists remain in Israel because injured. Three others - from Ireland, Italy and Australia - still in prison. Another ship is about to arrive in Gaza with humanitarian aid. United States and Italy urge Israel to open an independent investigation into the raid.
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