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A day before the release of the anticipated official release of a UN report into last year’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), Turkey has expelled Israel’s ambassador and suspended military agreements between the countries, announced Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish foreign minister on Friday during a news conference. (more…)

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Chancellor Angela Merkel (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) said the so-called “multikulti” concept has “utterly failed”. (more…)

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Israeli ambassador to the US said his country will reject a proposed international commission to investigate its deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla.

Michael Oren (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) told US broadcaster Fox News that Israel has the ability and the right to investigate its own military. (more…)

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The flotilla of aid-carrying ships that left Cyprus on Sunday was attacked by Israeli commandos off the coast of the Gaza Strip early on Monday, killing nine people on board.

Dozens of others were injured (photo, from aljazeera.net) when troops raided the convoy of six ships, dubbed the Freedom Flotilla. (more…)

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An investigation into whether Israel committed genocide and crimes against humanity in its offensive in Gaza has been launched by a Turkish prosecutor, said his office. (more…)

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As a culmination of a series of clashes between the party that has Islamist roots, and the secular elite, Turkey’s Constitutional Court is meeting in order to consider whether the governing AK Party should be banned for alleged anti-secular activities. (more…)

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Two explosions on a busy shopping street in Istanbul killed at least 13 people and injured about 70 others, according to the city governor. On Sunday evening, the first device exploded by a telephone booth in a residential Gungoren district, and about 10 minutes later, a second bomb went off a few metres away. (more…)

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