Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Turkey warned of the dangers to the new flotilla to Gaza but will give free rein

Turkey has warned the Turkish pro-Palestinian activists from the risks of trying to break the arms embargo to which Israel has subjected Gaza. However, the Ankara government believes that these groups are beyond the control of government, as said Tuesday the Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmed Davutoglu.

Turkey asked Israel that prevented the activists who plan to join the international fleet next month, in an attempt to repeat the facts that Israeli soldiers forced to address the Mavi Marmara and the Turkish killing nine May 31, 2010 . "We will advise our citizens about the possible consequences," said Davutoglu in a Turkish television channel.

"But the idea that an NGO is under the control of a government in Turkey is an Orientalist approach," he added. "Wait for Turkey to do something that Western countries can not do is a reflection of the view that Turkey borders democratic freedom. We will take steps that we took last year, but the biggest problem with this issue is the Israeli blockade said the minister.

He said that the Turkish position has been transmitted through the ambassador of Israel in Ankara. Mavi Marmara The incident led to a collapse of relations between both countries, although they were already strained before. It is expected that in the coming days, a UN committee report to the secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, on the death of Turkish activists by Israeli soldiers.

The Mavi Marmara was the main aisle of a flotilla of six boats intercepted by Israeli forces in international waters. With the anniversary of the incident near the movement 'Free Gaza', a group of Palestinian activists, international plans to send a convoy of 15 ships to Gaza from several European countries and Turkey in late June.

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