On Thursday Turks mobbed the street protesting the injustices and lack of freedoms in Gaza to mark the anniversary of the flotilla tragedy.
Nine Turkish activists were killed by Israel commandos 2 years ago when the commandos were forced to board their ship when it became clear the ship intended to violate Gaza’s blockade. Turkey who backed the ship’s resistance one hundred percent refused to accept any responsibility for the deaths. Instead Turkey blames Israel entirely, and has not shown one bit of concern about the aggression of the activists prior to the shootings that left 2 commandos paralyzed.
Israel has refused to comply with Turkey’s demand to apologize and pay restitution to the victim’s family.
Turkey not liking the international community’s response they have decided to take the entire IDF to court in Turkey.
Turkey is not only against Israel’s blockade of Gaza,but they have made it abundantly clear they support the Palestinian side against Israel, and have more than once shown support publicly for hamas (listed in the U.S. as a terrorist group).
Screaming Turks in Istanbul Thursday called out to end injustice in Gaza.
Poor Fazil Say an internationally known pianist and composer, whose right to free speech was violated by the Turkish courts, apparently couldn’t even muster enough humiliation for the Turks choosing to hold signs that read”rights for Gaza” instead of for Turkey. ..https://twitter.com/#!/FazilSayMusic
Fazil Say, a Turkish citizen was arrested for insulting religious values on twitter, Say if convicted faces up to 4 years in jail.
Fazıl Say’s twitter page tweets.
Istanbul · http://www.fazilsay.com