Turkey Issuing Serious Threats To Israel - -Sending Ships Mediteranian Sea/ Will Challenge Gaza Blockade At International Court - No More Israel Controlling the Seas
Meanwhile, a Turkish source told the Hurriyet newspaper that "the eastern Mediterranean will no longer be a place where Israeli naval forces can freely exercise their 'bullying' practices against civilian vessels." The source said this is likely to happen following Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's statement that “Turkey would take every precaution it deems necessary for the safety of maritime navigation in the eastern Mediterranean.”The newspaper quoted Turkish diplomats as saying that the Turkish navy will boost its activity in the eastern Mediterranean and hold reconnaissance in international waters. “A more aggressive strategy will be pursued. Israel will no longer be able to exercise its bullying practices freely," one of the diplomats said. The sources said that Turkish navy vessels are slated to escort aid ships to Gaza in the area between Cyprus and Israel, adding that one can expect more Turkish warships in the region. Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to visit the Gaza Strip in the coming weeks. “Our prime minister has already instructed the Foreign Ministry to set a date for the visit. We are looking for the best timing for the visit,” one source said. “Our primary purpose is to draw the world’s attention to what is going on in Gaza and to push the international community to end the unfair embargo imposed
http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/turkey-president-expulsion-of-israeli-envoy-is-just-the-first-step-1.382232 Withdrawing Our Ambassador From Israel Is Just the Beginning- Says Turkey - Turkey Going After Gaza Blockade and Sanctions on Israel - Turkey Making Drastic and Sudden Moves Against Israel -
"Israel squandered all of the opportunities to end the crisis, and now it must pay for it," Turkish FM Davutoglu said during his announcement earlier Friday, adding that Turkey's official position was that Israel's blockade on the Gaza Strip was illegal, despite the fact that the UN report supported its legality.
Hinting at the possible consequences of Turkey's disagreement with the UN's interpretation of Israel's blockade, the Turkish FM said that Ankara would "do whatever it takes to implement its interpretation of the significance of international waters in the Mediterranean."
"We cannot accept the blockade on Gaza. We cannot say that the blockade aligns with international law," he said, adding that the stance taken by the Palmer Commission Report was the author's "personal opinion, one which does not correspond with Turkey's position."
Additionally, Davutoglu announced the cancellation of all defense contracts between Israel and Turkey, adding that Ankara would both initiaite legal action against the Gaza blockade in international courts, as well as aid families of those killed in the Gaza flotilla raid in seeking litigation against Israel. Warning of the possible consequences of Israel's refusal to apologize for the flotilla raid, Davutoglu said on Thursday that Friday's official release of the Palmer Report constituted Israel's last chance to apologize for its raid on the Turkish-sponsored flotilla and warned of consequences, including sanctions, should Israel continue to refuse to apologize.
Unless there is an Israeli apology, "we will put Plan B into play," Davutoglu said. He said Turkey intended to impose sanctions, "which both Israel and other international parties are aware of."
http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=236547 Turkey To Challenge Legality Of Gaza Blockade - At International CourtTurkey said on Saturday that it would apply next week for an investigation by the International Court of Justice into the legality of Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/iaea-iran-reaches-breakthrough-in-suspected-nuclear-weapons-push-1.382343
International Atomic Energy Agency: Iran reaches breakthrough in suspected nuclear weapons push
UN nuclear watchdog report claims Tehran installs self-made, advanced centrifuges that would protect its nuclear facilities from cyber attacks, such as those reportedly perpetrated by the Stuxnet computer worm.