Well folks, the TT has reported the original statements, then the supposed back track statements, that basically underlined his original threatening statements, and now this statement. The stakes have now markedly increased, who is going to blink first? KGS
NOTE: The US government -if it wasn’t headed by an administration of fools and goof balls- should be pressuring the Turks with all the forceful talk that they can bring to bear, like threatening to kick them out of NATO.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “Right now, without a doubt, the primary duty of Turkish navy ships is to protect its own ships,” “This is the first step. And we have humanitarian aid that we want to carry there. This humanitarian aid will not be attacked any more, as it was the case with Mavi Marmara.”
Frigates will confront Israeli vessels in int’l waters in order to protect ships bringing aid to Gaza if necessary, Turkish media says.
Turkey is planning to send three warships to the Eastern Mediterranean to defend against Israeli vessels if necessary and ensure freedom of navigation for Turkish ships, Today’s Zaman reported on Monday.
The Turkish ships will provide protection for ships bringing humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip and confront Israeli warships outside of Israel’s territorial waters if necessary, according to the report.