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  5/7/2014, Iyar 7, 5774

Report: Turkey Considered Naval Invasion of Israeli Waters


A Turkish newspaper has released details of a high-level meeting of the country's military leaders, in which the Turkish government had considered sending warships into Israel as a military escort for the Mavi Marmara flotilla - and the possibility of triggering a war with Israel as a result.

On May 31 2010, nine Turkish Islamists were killed on the flotilla after violently attacking IDF soldiers, in an attempt to break Israel's naval blockade on the terrorist group Hamas-enclave Gaza. The incident worsened a growing crisis between Turkey and Israel, who had once been close allies.