Submitted by Nora Barrows-Fr... on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 18:49
Huseyin Oruç of the Turkish humanitarian relief organization IHH talks about legal plans to hold Israeli officials accountable for the seizure of the Estelle and the attacks on the Mavi Marmara which killed nine in 2010.
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Fri, 06/15/2012 - 15:42
Israel media report that the head of the Turkish charity that sponsored the Mavi Marmara is being probed for Al-Qaida ties by Turkish authorities. But there are good reasons to be very skeptical about these reports.
Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Sat, 09/03/2011 - 07:21
Last June, as the Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 was preparing its attempt to break the illegal Israeli siege of Gaza, many were dismayed when the Mavi Marmara was withdrawn from the flotilla. Why did Turkey do this?
WASHINGTON (IPS) - Turkey and Israel are close to resolving their dispute over last year’s flotilla attack, but the partnership that existed between them for more than a decade will almost certainly stay submerged.
ATHENS (IPS) - Activists are being confronted by Israeli authorities days before the international “Freedom Flotilla II — Stay Human” sets sail towards the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break the naval blockade Israel has imposed since 2007.
As the second Gaza Freedom Flotilla, made up of some 10 ships carrying 1,000 activists from 20 countries, gets ready to sail for the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli authorities are stepping up their threats.