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    • 28.06.10 | 12:40 (IDT)

    i am no expert on the matter but many talkbackers think they are , and like to repeat ad nauseum that the the IDF had no right to intercept the boat bc it was in Intl waters. This is NOT as obvious as you think. As simple google search would have demonstrated that this issue as not at all obvious (see this link for arguments on both sides http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_assessments_of_the_Gaza_flotilla_raid#Arguments_supporting_legality_of_high_seas_enforcement). Therefore, Turkeys claims are just that - claims. That Erdogan is a demagogue that is frothing at the mouth at this opportunity to take Israel down doesn't make him claims more robust. They just undermine his ability to play a constructive role as a peacemaker in the region.

    from the article: Report: Turkey closes airspace to Israel military following Gaza flotilla raid
    First published 09:09 28.06.10 | Last updated 09:09 28.06.10
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