Will Syrian issue warm Israeli-Turkish ties?

17.06.2011                      15.Siwan, 5771 


Will Syrian issue warm Israeli-Turkish ties?

IHH to announce if it will drop participation in Gaza flotilla; experts warn turn-around in Turkey’s attitude doesn't reflect thaw in tense relations.

What a difference a year has made.
At the end of May 2010, just a year ago, the IDF had to forcibly board a private Turkish ship, bearing that country’s flag, as it attempted to illegally enter Gaza with humanitarian supplies. Nine Turkish citizens who resisted the IDF were killed in the raid.

After initially defending the right of activists to sail once again for Gaza, earlier this month Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu urged the flotilla organizers to halt their plans….