Turkey/Israeli War of Words - by Stephen Lendman
A previous article discussed release of the leaked UN Palmer Commission's report on Israel's May 2010 Mavi Marmara massacre, killing nine Turkish nationals in cold blood.
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Ever since, Turkey demanded an apology and compensation for loved ones of those killed. In fact, Israel never says it's sorry, even when caught red-handed. Turkey called it unacceptable, warning of sanctions and other consequences.
On September 2, they began, Istanbul's Today's Zaman headlining, "Turkey downgrades diplomatic ties with Israel after UN report leak," saying:
"Ankara has slammed Israel with sanctions of reduced diplomatic ties and a hold on all military agreements" after the UN report was leaked to The New York Times.
Calling it "null and void," Turkey's President Abdullah Gul said sanctions are only "initial steps" against Israel for refusing to apologize.