Monday, December 17, 2012

Turks to investigate interpreters in IDF uniforms

 The Mavi Marmara being pulled out of Haifa harbour in 2010


 Ahoy there! it's the old Zionist witch-hunt again .... The Turkish authorities have found an excuse to brand their local Jewish community as disloyal: five Turkish-speaking Israelis in IDF uniforms. The Times of Israel reports:

 Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) has launched an investigation of at least five Turkish citizens it believes collaborated with Israel in the 2010 takeover of the Gaza-bound ship Mavi Marmara, according to Turkish media reports.

MIT believes the suspects either assisted the Israeli troops who boarded the vessel or later took part in the interrogation of the ship’s activists in Israel, the Turkish daily Yeni Şafak reported on Friday.
A representative of Turkish Jews in Israel expressed concern that the government in Ankara was targeting the country’s Jewish community.

According to the report, the investigation was launched after flotilla participants testified that they heard some Israeli soldiers speaking Turkish during and after the raid.

Israeli naval commandos commandeered the Mavi Marmara in May 2010 to enforce a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. The troops killed nine Turks after they were attacked by violent activists in clashes on board.

Uğur Yıldırım, an attorney with the Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), which organized the flotilla, was quoted in another Turkish daily, Zaman, as saying that during the interrogation of passengers on the boat after it had been brought to port in Israel, several Turkish citizens, wearing IDF uniforms, confirmed that they had been brought in to act as interpreters.

Another IHH lawyer, Gülden Sönmez, said the organization has pictures and videos linking certain Turkish citizens to the raid. “We have delivered all these to the prosecutor’s office,” she told Zaman.
While the report did not specify that the MIT was targeting the Jewish community, it did state that the investigation centered on Istanbul and Izmir, two cities with significant Jewish populations. 

6 comments:

Patrick Kelmer said...

Erdogan is a maniac.

OT:
Regarding Mashhadi jewish women in Israel:
http://www.haaretz.co.il/gallery/women-s-day/1.1658677

bataween said...

thank you, looks interesting.

Empress Trudy said...

So Erdogan is reaching for that old "Jewish Spies" canard. A pogrom is brewing.

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

Erdung is looking for a pretext to persecute the remaining Jews in Turkey. Now, since Obama and Erdogan are best buddies, Obama ought to be approached by American Jewish organizations in order to protect the Jews there from Obama's friend. By the way Caroline Glick of the JPost has said that the Obama White House was involved in encouraging the anti-Israel convoy of which the Mavi Marmara was a part.

As to the charges, rather unlikely on their face. The Turkish intelligence organization is said to be investigating Jews in Turkey. But if Israeli Jews of Turkish origin were involved in boarding the Mavi Marmara, or in interrogating prisoners who were on that boat, then they would be very unlikely to have gone back to Turkey after wards.

bataween said...

They don't have to have returned to Turkey. It is enough that Turkish Jews have been seen to have betrayed the motherland by selling themselves to the Zionists. Next step, no more transport or diplomatic links with Israel, no freedom of movement for Jews, they will be arrested and tried on spying charges. There are already a huge number of 'enemies of the state' in Turkish jails.

Eliyahu m'Tsiyon said...

yes, many people are in Turkish jails now as "enemies of the state." All the more reason to raise our voices now to get Obama's court Jews, like Ira Forman, Abe Foxman, Michael Bloomberg, and so on & so forth, to request their walks-on-water demigod [obominable] to restrain his Turkish best buddy.