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    • Davut Arslan
    • 31.05.10 | 11:18 (IDT)

    As a turk, i can see the Israel Turkey relationship is now dead. The Israeli Authorities could have just allowed the aid boats - even if they didnt like it. The fact is, there is a humanitarian crisis in Gaza and this trip was an important step to break the medieval siege and offer hope to the poor people who live there. Israel's reaction to this has now cost it its relationship with Turkey, its only friend in the Middle East. Now the Israelis will have to justify the murder of Turkish nationals and this time, apologies will not stand. My murdering our citizens, Israel will have lost the support of even the people who are anti-Erdogan and AKP party. This is just one big shame. Thank you Israel.

    from the article: Netanyahu: I regret Gaza flotilla deaths, but Israeli troops had right to self-defense
    First published 09:42 31.05.10 | Last updated 14:31 31.05.10
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