I am very upset that even a single Turk was killed or injured in the flotilla incident. I am equally upset by the subsequent downturn in Turkish-Israeli relations. I am further aggravted by the clumsy way in which Israel handled the matter and by many aspects of the Israeli blockade of Gaza. All that being said, what exactly did Turkey expect to happen when it sent a ship loaded with pro-Palestinian activists to break the adamant Israeli sea blockade? The Turkish government's claim that it couldn't stop the ship because it was a private enterprise is absurdly disingenuous. A nation which can make teaching or even speaking Kurdish illegal and which will throw you in jail for suggesting that the Turkish murder of Armenians was a genocide can certainly keep any ship from leaving one of its ports if it chooses to. And who are these other paragons of Balkan virtue. The anti-semitic Greeks who have deliberately destroyed all traces of the greatest Sephardi community that ever existed (in Thessaloniki)? The Serbs, who murdered tens of thousands of Croats and Bosnians? The Croats, who murdered tens of thousands of Serbs. The Bosnians, who murdered tens of thousands of each other. To be condemned by such a group carries precious little moral weight.
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from the article: Balkan summit condemns Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla