Turkey now after 4 Israeli generals over #MaviMarmara incident, opens yet another front…

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2014 at 21:39



Turkish court orders arrest of four Israeli generals over Mavi Marmara


A Turkish court has ordered the arrest of four Israeli commanders who were allegedly involved in the 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara. An Israeli official described the decision as a “ridiculous provocation,” while Turkish Foreign Ministry stressed “the judiciary process is ongoing”


German media’s disrespect for Turkish PM Erdoğan unacceptable: EU Minister


The German media has distorted positive messages delivered by Erdoğan during his visit to Cologne, minister says


Israel ‘hit flotilla harder than Turkey expected,’ former Turkish diplomat says

Hurriyet Daily NewsOğuz Çelikkol, who was Turkey’s ambassador to Tel Aviv when the deadly Mavi Marmara incident took place in 2010, says nobody expected Israel to stage a violent intervention on the ship.

In other Turkey news:

Defiant PM Erdoğan on tense trip to Germany


Turkish PM Erdoğan has pledged not to take a step back on his decision to visit Cologne where he will gather almost 20,000 Turkish supporters in the run-up to the presidential elections


Prosecutors demand up to 52 years in jail for journalist

Hurriyet Daily News

Two Turkish journalists face between 26 and 52 years in jail for publishing a document about a 2004 meeting of the National Security Council (MGK)

Are you kidding?’ PM Erdoğan slams Turkish Central Bank over interest rate cut


Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stepped up his criticism of the Central Bank’s monetary policy, slamming the Bank’s recent slight drop in interest rates as not enough

Turkey’s Alevis march against discrimination


Thousands of Alevis marched in rallies across Turkey, calling for an end to discrimination in the aftermath of two deaths in Istanbul

Majority of Turks have ‘anti-Semitic attitudes’

Hurriyet Daily News

A majority of Turkish people have anti-Semitic attitudes, according to the Anti-Defamation League survey. The highest level of anti-Semitism was found in Palestinian territories

Conservative daily stirs outrage over anti-Semitic headline after Turkey’s Soma disaster


The May 20 front page headline of ultra-conservative daily Yeni Akit, in which the owner of the Soma mine company criticized for having a Jewish son-in-law sparked outrage


BLOG: How does it feel to be ‘Israeli spawn’ in Turkey?


As you may have heard, Prime Minister Erdogan allegedly called a shopper in Soma after the mine disaster “the spawn of Israel.”


772 Child Workers Employed in Coal and Lignite Mines
85.5 percent of child workers employed in coal and lignite mines as of 2012 year-end are working off-the-record according to TEPAV study



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