Turkey to normalize Israel ties if Gaza blockade ends
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Published: 02.06.10, 14:33
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1. Sorry, no sale
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (06.02.10)
The blockade will remain in place. There is absolutely no upside to allowing terrorist Hamas to import all the weapons it wants. The Turkish spokesperson, referring to Turks that are in Israeli custody, "We will not leave them to the mercy of anyone." The Turks need to understand that Israel will not leave Jews to the mercy of anyone. Especially Hamas, for whom mercy is an entirely alien concept. No. The blockade stays. Try and run it again; expect the same results.
2. free Kurdistan!!!
kristin ,   poland   (06.02.10)
help to spread the message. turkey kills them!
3. "We will not leave them to the mercy of anyone"
Ram ,   London   (06.02.10)
Why don't the Turks just take their wounded home and do everyone a favour?
4. Trust
leo ,   nyc   (06.02.10)
Funny, Turkey trusted Israeli MDs when they helped after 1999 earthquake....what nonsense!
5. Fair enough
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (06.02.10)
Turkey is ready to normalize ties with Israel when the blockade on Turkey is lifted. Israel is ready to normalize ties with Turkey when the Turks support a free Kurdistan. In the meantime, the Turks should send all supplies through their Muslim brothers Egypt.
6. what a DRAMA QUEEN TURKEY is...amazing
Bryno ,   UK   (06.02.10)
7. :: Brilliant PR move by Turkey
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (06.02.10)
The global consensus will obviously back this offer and if Israel refuses it will be seen as the ‘bad boy’ (as if it is not already). By refusing Israel digs a deeper hole for itself and is seen as the unreasonable party in this matter. Turkey, as the injured party, holds all the cards and is playing Israel.
8. Turkish stunt
Ken ,   Johannesburg   (06.02.10)
No we can see why the Turkisk government supported the "flotilla" - offering to normalise ties in exchange for letting Hamas terrorists freely bring in more arms to attack Israel!
9. Oh right, let's believe those who just made a deal w/ Iran
R ,   Jerusalem   (06.02.10)
It is obvious what Turkey's motives are. Turkey is just trying to play both sides with the issue of Iran and it is very obvious they want a lift of the blockade to help speed up the arming of IRanian backed terrorist groups on all sides of Israel. Turkey is terrorist country.
10. Who are you Turkey ? Look at the mirror.
Norta Tel Aviv   (06.02.10)
Is Gaza in Cyprus? Is Gaza in Kurdistan? Is Gaza in Armenia? The time of the Ottoman Empire has long passed. Turkey should stop playing this game of dictating what to do to distant states.
11. I got better offer
ghostq   (06.02.10)
Turkey will compansat the serbs the romenian the bulgarian and the greek for years of bloody conquers. she will show deep remors she will give money compansation to maintain old forts she destroyed. I think the armenian kurds and circacians will have to wait sorry the list is long not my faul.
12. #7 Matty
Yitzchak ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (06.02.10)
I live here in Israel and let me tell you something. Listen carefully, for i am not alone in this thought: I would much rather be the bad boy and be ALIVE than be the good boy and be DEAD! I don't care about what the world thinks. I DO care about living.
13. #3 Turkey wanted to, but Netanyahu insists
observer   (06.02.10)
As head of the Security Cabinet, Netanyahu ordered the attack on the aid ships without consulting other Ministers in the Cabinet on those measures. As Health Minister of Israel, and as the Pensioner Affairs Minister, Netanyahu has to shoulder the responsibility of taking care of the wounded whom he called detainees, though they are really kidnapped against their own will. to take care, at least, of one of his three mistakes.
14. We had normalized ties until Turkey sent terrorists
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & New York   (06.02.10)
Until now Israel had normalized ties with Turkey, enough so that Israeli tourists make a large % of Turkish GNP. Until Turkey started acting against our long standing friendship things were fine. Then they elected a leader who has tried to harm ties with Israel for more than a year. Will they kick out Edrogan? Will they stop inciteful TV programs? Will they stop supporting terrorists? Will they stop sending terrorists? Ties are fine as they are for now.
15. Blockade = dead children
lara ,   Australia   (06.02.10)
More than half the population are children The blockade prohibits most exports and restricts the entry of basic goods, including food and fuel. There is very little access to electricity, food and clean water, which you no doubt, take for granted. World Health Organisation trucks carrying medical supplies and equipment are repetedly turned away and not allowed access to the strip. People die while waiting for permits to gain access to medical treatment. Blockade = People, mostly children, living in poverty, hungry, and sick who don't have accesss to medical aid and food. The blockade is a long and painful way to kill another child.
16. Will Israel fall for another useless gimmick
Marcel ,   Florida   (06.02.10)
Islamic Turkeys normalized ties are worth less than dirt. They make shrewd plans against Your people, And conspire together against Your treasured ones. They have said, "Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more." For they have conspired together with one mind; Against You they make a covenant: Psalm 83 Desperate people do stupid things and Israel's secular leaders foolishly trusting in their false god and his Road Map for peace are in a corner. "In Turkey, a visibly angry Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told parliamentary deputies on Tuesday: "Israel's behavior should definitely, definitely be punished." No punishment for Hamas' indiscrimninate fireing of missiles into Israel or for their call to exterminate Israel. No punsihment for Iran's call to do the same. No punishment for Syria's brutal assassination of Lebanese PM Rafik Hararri, No punishment of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for his genocide in Darfur, crimes against humanity because they are Muslim, but Israel defending themselves against extremist Islamic terrorists Hamas and their supporters is targeted by the world for punishment.
17. Ha!
Salma ,   Palestine   (06.02.10)
I guess that the whole world with the exception of the Palestinians, is a coward in front of "Israel".
18. Free Kurdistan!!!
Ricardo G. ,   RJ Brasil   (06.02.10)
I Agree.Turkey,stop false moralism and no kill anymore Kurdistans
19. Amazing Turkish Diplomacy
Dr. Honey ,   Gaza   (06.02.10)
I have to say that Turkey is practicing a fantastic diplomacy that will put the State of Israel in tight corner in the International arena. It is refreshing to see a regional country outwitting Israel in its own playgrounds.
20. #1-Without question...
Ypip ,   Canada   (06.02.10)
21. I wonder who whispered in Mr Davutoglu's ear
Jonny ,   SA   (06.02.10)
Methinks Mr Davutoglu and company had a quiet visit from a Turkish army general or two.
22. Turkey and Hamas.
Moshe ,   Israel.   (06.02.10)
You are a disgrace to mankind. Every country that goes against Israel will be cursed. It is all written in the Zohar!
23. Turkey will normalise relations .....
Oskar Prager ,   Petach Tikva   (06.02.10)
Who needs Turkey ? What have they to offer israel ? Buying arms, planes etc, and then hand them over to Iran or Syria in order that they can be used to kill Israelis ? If we want to comit suicide, let us do it but don't sell these things to Turkey. As far as buying anything from Turkey, the only useful thing they have to sell is Water. Discussion on this have been going on for at least 40 years on and off, but led nowhere. So I suggest, let's roll up the map of Turkey and look at it again in 100 years - maybe by then they have become civilised.
24. #7
Ram ,   London   (06.02.10)
I don't know what kind of card game you play but for your sake I hope you don't play for money. Israel WILL refuse because it will not allow Hamas to arm itself uncontrolled. Just imagine Hamas firing scuds at Israel; what will the ensuing scenario be? How many more civilians will end up dead in Gaza? I don't think any rational person wants that to happen. Erdogan is playing a dangerous game but like all islamo fascists he does so without thinking of the consequences. BTW, what do you make out of the fact that the five ships that didn't put up resistance nobody got hurt? I guess the knives, metal bars and deadly catapults that launch glass marbles were part of the cruise ship's entertainment gear, let alone the two guns and smoke bombs that were fired at the boarding troops. You will probably say the videos were doctored by the IDF because that is your nature but you would do well to revisit the threatening statements made by the passengers of the Marmara. Israel is already in the deepest hole possible but not one it dug itself, it is detractors like you that keep on digging the holes for it. I guess the Jews are used to it by now and will carry on prospering regardless.
25. Re: 15 Lara
Rod ,   Fargo N.Dakota   (06.02.10)
Keep believing Philistine propaganda.Have you ever been to Gaza ?have you seen stores packed with food? no one is starving in Gaza.You have to realize the Islamic block at the U.N.over 50 states wields inordinate power with their oil.And Europe with over 43 million Muslims and growing is trying to appease them.
26. Free Kurdistan
Eric ,   tel aviv   (06.02.10)
We need to break diplomatic ties with Turkey, the y are not worth it, and support a kurdish state. Turkey and Iran got together, amongst other because of the kurdish question, they dont want their states amputated by a future Kurdish state. The Kurds are the one we MUST support, Iran, the sunnis extremist and the turk are our enemies.
27. I will recognise turkey if :
Serge ,   Antwerp, Belgium   (06.02.10)
1/ They accept Armenian genocide 2/ Accept independent Kurdistan 3/ Stop the occupation of Cyprus
28. Ofcourse it will fall / fail.
Folke Bernadotte.   (06.02.10)
Ofcourse the "blockade" will in due course be removed / lifted. It is in the interest of Israels security to have normal relations with its neighbours. This type of artificial contructions have never survived for a longer time in history - this one will also fall / fail. Jus get just to it and act accordingly.
29. :: Breaking: Freedom Flotilla "2" to sail to Gaza
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (06.02.10)
"Following the massacre committed by Israeli forces against solidarity activists on board the Freedom Flotilla in international waters, there have been increasing calls by Arab, Islamic, and European countries to launch a new aid fleet much bigger than the first one" Arafat Madhi. The Brussels-based European campaign against the siege on Gaza announced Wednesday that they had secured funds to support three new aid ships to be sailed to Gaza. …and after this new flotilla there will be another one, and another one, and another one until Israel lifts its siege of Gaza. The world has had enough and Israel stands alone in its inhumane collective punishment of the Palestinian People in Gaza.
30. Calming down
Rafi   (06.02.10)
The first to be calmed down should be the Turfish PM Erdogan.
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