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    • Celal
    • 31.05.10 | 12:23 (IDT)

    As a Turkish citizen, I feel sorry for the victims and it is a shame that the IDF did not respond in a more balanced way. As a Turkish citizen, I also condemn the organizers of this flotilla: They cannot just force a blockade. Each country has it own sensitivity and no country would allow any group of people trespassing its own boundary. This is an illegal move, say a cheap provocation. Victories based on demagogy (on both sides) are always short-lived; their consequences may well haunt us for quite some time. As the grand-son of a state-president who contributed for the recognition of Israel by Turkey, I am very worried about the future of the Turkish-Israeli relationships. Interestingly enough, the first ship to be targeted was the Turkish ship, ...at the time Turkey is trying to prevent further sanctions about Iran! A coincidence?

    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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