Browsing Tag Turkey

Turkey Validates Gaza Blockade With Syrian Blockade

Turkey announced its own arms embargo on Syria and says it already intercepted a Syrian flagged ship. I’m all for it. But when you compare Prime Minister Erdogan’s approach to Syria and Hamas,...

September 25, 2011 9:31 By :

Monday Morning Reading

What to read before the work day begins? • Turkey Predicts Alliance With Egypt as Regional Anchors — Turkey’s foreign minister foresees Israel and Syria isolated by Egyptian-Turkish “Axis...

September 19, 2011 14:12 By :

Sky News Ignores Palmer Report for UNHRC Flotilla Findings

Here’s a new low: Sky News‘ latest on Erdogan’s Arab Spring Tour ignores the Palmer report, and instead refers to the UNHRC’s more sensationalized bash-Israel “findings.”...

September 14, 2011 12:50 By :

HR Comment: Turkey Tantrum Burying Palmer Report

Only weeks after its release, the Palmer Report into the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident, the media have consigned it to the dustbin of history.

September 14, 2011 10:06 By :

Israel Hardly “Isolated,” Despite Turkish Saber Rattling

Gloomy assessments that Turkey’s diplomatic offensive is isolating Israel makes for nice gloomy groupthink among North American columnists — today, Roger Cohen beats that drum. But a look at...

September 6, 2011 12:01 By :

Palmer Report: Israel Vindicated, Media Shrugs

What did the media choose to focus on and emphasize with the publication of the Palmer Report? A grudging acknowledgment that Israel did indeed have a valid case? Not exactly.

September 5, 2011 12:56 By :

5 Key Claims of the UN’s Mavi Marmara Report

The NY Times obtained a copy of the UN report on the Mavi Marmara affair. The inquiry — chaired by Sir Geoffrey Palmer — is expected to release its report tomorrow. I skimmed the full report...

September 1, 2011 23:05 By :

Turkish Air Strikes: Where’s the Outrage?

Buried in the foreign news sections of but a few media outlets, including The Independent is this story: Now imagine if Israel had also crossed over the territory of a sovereign state and killed 100 people,...

August 24, 2011 11:17 By :

Flotilla Report: BBC Plumbs the Depths

The BBC’s reporting of the Israeli commisssion of inquiry into the Gaza flotilla graphically illustrates all that is wrong with its coverage of Israel.

January 24, 2011 15:31 By :

3 Thoughts on Israel’s Flotilla Findings

In the aftermath of the Mavi Marmara, the world demanded a thorough, impartial and transparent Israeli inquiry into the affair. Well, they got it. The Turkel commission released its part one of its final report...

January 23, 2011 16:09 By :