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Report: Turkish airspace closed to Israel

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posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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Report: Turkish airspace closed to Israel


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ANKARA, Turkey — The state-run news agency quotes Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying Turkey has closed its airspace to Israel.

The Anatolia news agency quotes Erdogan as telling reporters in Canada that Turkey imposed a ban on flights after the May 31 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. He did not elaborate.

Eight Turks and a Turkish-American were killed in the raid. Israel says its commandos were acting in self-defense.

Turkey withdrew its ambassador and canceled joint military drills in response. It has said it would reduce military and trade ties unless and not
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posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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Bold move by Turkey IMO. They are serious and holding Israel to the fire still a month after the incident on the flotilla ship. I have also come across a report saying Turkey has cut off its economic ties with Israel to a "Minimal Level" So what if Israel ignores them and flys over there airspace? Will they fire at them? That would be a worse case scenario because Israel would retaliate with no questions asked.

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posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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This is funny. All that big talk but in the end this is all they can do.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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Isreal is being litigated against by turkey. Allowing isreali property into any turkish-owned areas would constitute a breech of contract and a conflict of intererst towards the lawyers and principles involved with the litigation.

Personally, I think Isreal should be transplanted into Iran, so that this whole affair can finally just get itself over with...



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 10:19 AM
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Well what do you expect? All out war? I think this is a good choice and is pretty effective in the end



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 10:31 AM
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Actually if you read furhter in the article it states that Civilian/Commercial flights are not part of the ban AND it also states that requests for airspace will be considered on a case by case basis which tells me that not ALL military flights will be banned. This to shall pass and the status quo will return shortly. Turkey is upset and it's government has to show the people that it is strong...blah.blah..blah....more of the same crap from this part of the world. Nothing unusual at all IMO.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:43 AM
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Enemies Of Friends


Originally posted by hawaiinguy12
So what if Israel ignores them and flys over there airspace? Will they fire at them? That would be a worse case scenario because Israel would retaliate with no questions asked.

Israel gets away with a lot of things, but violating the airspace of and subsequently attacking a NATO country would not be one of them. It would not end well for them.

But as Common Sense says... pointed out, the related CNN article indicates that the ban is more symbolic than anything.

Publicly, there's a lot of animosity, but privately the two nations are probably more mutually sympathetic. That's hardly unusual in the Middle East, where politicians publicly beat their chests in indignation to satisfy the masses while simultaneously working out deals in the back room.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:47 AM
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Erdogan bans Israel from airspace

Lucidity's already got this one covered...

Just sayin...

peace



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