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  5/27/2014, Iyar 27, 5774

Yadlin: I'm Not Going to Visit Turkey


Amos Yadlin, the former head of military intelligence said, Monday evening, that he had no plans to respond to an arrest warrant issued by an Istanbul court for his part in Israel's takeover of the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara almost four years ago to prevent it from breaking the Gaza naval blockade. Nine Turkish citizens died after they attacked Israeli commandos who boarded the ship to divert it away from the Hamas-ruled area.

Yadlin, who now heads Israel's National Institute for Strategic Studies, told Reuters"I will not visit Turkey, just as I won't arrive in Syria, Iran or North Korea."