Israeli commandos attacked six ships carrying humanitarian aid to Palestine. Commandos raided Turkish-flagged ship in the aid convoy in international waters. 10 people were killed in the attack. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan cut short his visit to Chile to return to Turkey. Erdogan said, "civilians were murdered. The international law was violated. We will not remain silent to this state terrorism."
TURKEY PROTESTS ISRAEL
Turkish people harshly reacted to the inhuman attack by Israel. Demonstrations were held in many provinces of Turkey to protest Israel. A group of people gathered in front of Israel's consulate general in Istanbul and chanted slogans "Murderer Israel". Tens of thousands of people also gathered at Istanbul's Taksim Square to protest Israel.
WHOLE WORLD IN UPROAR
Israel attacked ships carrying aid material to Gaza. As a result of the attack, 19 people were killed in the ships. In response to the Israeli attack, Turkey has recalled its ambassador in Tel Aviv. After Turkey's efforts, the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting. NATO will convene on Tuesday to discuss Israel's attack. Turkey has denied all Israeli allegations that the ships were carrying weapons. Many countries across the globe have condemned Israel's attack.
FOREIGN TRADE DEFICIT INCREASES BY 113.2 P.C.
According to the Turkish Statistics Agency, TurkStat, Turkish exports in April were worth 9.5 billion USD while imports in April were worth 14.9 billion USD. Turkey's foreign trade deficit in April increased by 113.2 percent and reached 5.4 billion USD from a former amount of 2.5 billion USD.
ISRAEL COMMITTED STATE TERROR
Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan who showed a strong reaction to the villainous attack on the Gazze flotilla, cut short his visit to Chile. Premier Erdogan said, "Israel which disregard the international law has committed state terror. It will not get away with what it has done."
Premier Erdogan said that Israel turned the region into a pool of blood.
"We will not do what Israel did, to anyone. Our Jewish citizens are under our protection," said Erdogan.
ATTACK OF BARBARISM
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council said, "Today we have observed through live coverage an act of barbarism." Davutoglu said perpetrators should be brought to justice and the blockade should be lifted.
ISRAEL RAIDS AID CONVOY
Israeli navy forces besieged a convoy of aid ships carrying 600 people from 33 countries and humanitarian aid for Gaza the previous night. Israel attacked on "Mavi Marmara" ship killing at least 10 people including 6 Turks and injuring more than 25 others.
"IT IS STATE TERRORISM"
After Israel's raid on ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan cut short his visit to Chile and left for Turkey. Before his departure from Chile, Erdogan told reporters that thy could not remain silent to the inhuman state terrorism. "World sees that Israel tries to turn the region into a lake of blood," he said. Erdogan said Jewish people in Turkey were safe.
ISRAEL STRIKES HUMANITY
At least 9 people were killed in the attack on humanitarian relief flotilla which was carrying activists from many countries including hundreds of Turks. The death toll was 19 according to certain sources. 50 people were wounded. Palestinian sources said soldiers were carrying in their hands a list of people to be killed. Israel claimed that their soldiers responded to an attack with sticks and knives.
While the UN Security Council and the EU ambassadors convened in emergency meetings, NATO ambassadors decided to meet today. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who spoke in the UN Security Council regarded the attack as banditry and called for an international investigation. U.S. President Barack Obama said he was sad over the deaths while England, France and Italy condemned Israel.
TERROR GETS DOWN TO CITIES
Six soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded in an attack staged by terrorists in Iskenderun. It was striking that the dead soldiers were shot from behind. The bodies of the soldiers were sent to their hometowns.
During the funeral ceremony held in Van for Erol Tavukcu, his mother chanted requiems in Kurdish. In Tunceli, two special operations police officers were wounded in a terrorist attack on a check point.
WE WATCHED BARBARISM LIVE ON TV, DAVUTOGLU
The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting following Israel's bloody operation on a ship carrying aid materials to Gaza. Speaking at the meeting, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that "we watched (Israeli) barbarism live on TV. Israel's hands are full of blood. Their operation can not be justified in any way".
NO ONE SHOULD EXPECT US TO DECLARE WAR AGAINST ISRAEL, ARINC
Acting Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said the government strongly condemned Israel's attack on ships carrying aid materials to Gaza. The bloody operation of Israel will be a black mark in the history of mankind, Arinc said. "No one should expect us to declare war on Israel after the incident. It would not be right," Arinc also said.
6 SOLDIERS KILLED IN ISKENDERUN
PKK terrorists who raided a mine in the Iskenderun town of Hatay and killed a security guard three days ago, attacked again last night. Terrorists attacked a shuttle carrying soldiers to their posts in the Naval Reinforcement Command with a rpg-7 rocket.
The bodies of the soldiers who were killed in the attack were sent with military helicopters to their hometowns following a ceremony in the Private Training Regiment.
WORLD IN UPROAR: 9 DEAD
After Israel's pirate attack, UN Security Council convened in an emergency meeting. Obama said he was worried over the incident while Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan who cut short his visit to Chile said they would not remain unresponsive.
A crisis desk was formed in Ankara. The Foreign Ministry summoned Israeli Ambassador Gaby Levy to its HQs in Ankara and made a verbal warning.
Turkey's Ambassador to Israel Oguz Celikkol was recalled to Ankara. Acting Premier, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said, "nobody should expect us to declare war on Israel because of this incident."
Arinc said three military exercises with Israel were cancelled.
The world damns Israel which attacked on an aid convoy for Gaza. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan strongly condemned Israel and said what Israel did was "a state terrorism". Erdogan said, "we cannot remain silent to this inhuman state terrorism." There are some contradictions regarding the number of people who were killed in the attack. Israeli authorities said that nine people died but unofficial sources said 19 people were killed in the attack. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was shocked with the raid of Israel.
UN SECURITY COUNCIL CONVENES
UN Security Council convened in an emergency session called on by Turkey after Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu delivered a harsh speech at the Council. Davutoglu said, "today humanity got drowned in waters of Mediterranean Sea. A nation state that follows this path has lost its legitimacy as a respectful member of the international community."
GLOBAL INTIFADA IN REACTION TO ISRAELI MASSACRE
Israel's massacre committed in a ship carrying aid materials to Gaza has caused great reaction across the globe. The whole world virtually stood up after the massacre. Turks protested Israel's act in almost every province of Turkey. Islamic world and the West harshly criticized Israel's massacre.
BUSINESS WORLD CONDEMNS ISRAEL AS ONE SINGLE BODY
Israel's attack on a ship carrying aid material to Gaza was condemned by the Turkish business world as one single body. Turkish businesspeople called for common sense in dealing with Israel. Many Turkish businesspeople said that they would evaluate their investments in Israel if the Turkish government asked for it.