The “humanitarian aid” flotilla ship arrives back in Turkey as thousands of Turks show by their chants what it was really all about.
“Mavi Marmara Arrives in Turkey; Ankara Holds Out for Apology,” by Chana Ya’ar in Israel National News, December 26:
Thousands shouted “death to Israel” and greeted the Mavi Marmara flotilla ship Sunday as it docked in Istanbul, a day after Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told journalists that although Turkey would like to restore its formerly friendly ties with Israel, the Jewish State must first apologize for the deaths of nine terror activists who were killed after they attacked IDF soldiers on the vessel last May.
The “Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief” — known by the acronym “IHH” — held a welcoming ceremony for the vessel at the port. The Turkish terror-linked organization was behind the armed, trained mercenary-style “activists” who occupied the vessel during the May 31 incident that has been the focus of tension between the two nations for months.
Davutoglu held firm to the Ankara government’s position that Israel is to blame for the rift between the two countries, but he insisted to journalists at a news conference in Istanbul on Saturday, “We have the intention of making peace with Israel.”…
The “Allahu akbar” chants show up in this Spanish-language artlcle: “Miles de personas acogen en Estambul al ferry atacado por Israel en mayo,” from El PeriÃ³dico, December 26 (my translation):
Thousands of people waving Turkish and Palestinian flags, have welcomed into a port in Istanbul the Turkish ferry Mavi Marmara, aboard which nine Turkish activists died as a result of the Israeli military attack against the humanitarian flotilla that was heading to Gaza May 31….
That paragraph may be more biased than even the English-language press.
The protesters who have come to meet the ship, in response to the call of Islamist organizations and IHH, have greeted it with shouts of “Allah is greater.” IHH has denounced the Jewish state and its policy toward the Palestinians.