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Friday, October 14, 2011

Turkey seeking Interpol notices against 174 IDF soldiers

Turkey is seeking Interpol 'red notices' against 174 IDF soldiers who it alleges were involved in the Mavi Marmara attack. Israel has already said that most of the list is made up of soldiers who were discharged long before the Mavi Marmara incident occurred.
İstanbul Public Prosecutor Mehmet Akif Ekinci, the prosecutor conducting the investigation into the deadly flotilla attack, had reportedly written to the Turkish Justice Ministry, requesting Interpol red notices for the 174 Israeli soldiers and commanders.

The report also said the İstanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office had earlier written to Israeli authorities requesting the full names and residential addresses of the military and government officials who gave the orders to attack the flotilla, in addition to information about those who carried out the orders. Israel refused to provide the information, so the prosecutor asked the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) to share any intelligence information it has so far collected about the Israeli raid. The report said MİT obtained information on the identities of the Israeli soldiers who killed eight Turkish citizens and one Turkish-American in last year's flotilla raid, identifying almost all of the soldiers who took part in the deadly raid through Facebook.

The report says a total of 174 people, including the soldiers who are thought to have taken part in the raid and those who ordered the attack, were ranked by the prosecutor according to their level of responsibility for the raid. A diagram was then sent to Israeli authorities through the Turkish Justice Ministry for confirmation, but Tel Aviv did not respond to the confirmation request, the daily said. Bugün adds that following this development, the prosecutor took action for the arrest of the 174 Israelis and applied to the Justice Ministry.

The İstanbul Prosecutor's Office, however, had earlier denied reports that Ekinci asked MİT to identify Israeli soldiers and commanders involved in the attack and said the list of Israelis -- reportedly prepared as a result of a Facebook search -- was drawn up by the Humanitarian Aid Foundation (İHH), the Turkish charity that owned the raided ship.
We knew this was going to happen, but it will be interesting to see whether Interpol actually issues the notices and what will happen if they do or do not.

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At 1:29 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Arrest all Turkish nationals in Israel. Since kidnapping is now an official policy of muslim states, why not?


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