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Turkish Warships Headed for Israeli Waters

Updated on September 13, 2011

The Turkish escalation against Israel is growing at alarming rates. The reasons are several but the Turkish leaders are wanting to challenge Israeli supremacy in the region and they seem to think they have a calling for Turkey to become a "great power" by provoking Israel. It also wants to be the leader of the Muslim world and walk a fine line between the West and East, Although Turkey is a NATO member, so far, NATO is trying to diffuse the situation via the back door. The US has taken the other approach and now as denied Turkey a shipment of drones when their drones from Israel are in needed repairs and there are no Israeli technicians to repair them or operate them. Turkey has sent three naval frigates to challenge the Israeli navy outside of their 12 mile territorial waters, which they claim as their territory. Many of its gas and oil drilling are outside of the zone. Turkey seems to think otherwise because the area contains gas and oil deposits. The Turks have said they will disarm any Israeli naval ship that approaches them. NATO has warned Turkey that if it seeks confrontation with Israel, the NATO alliance with Turkey will suffer greatly. Since Aug. 17, a full-blown war has been underway against PKK strongholds in northern Iraq between Turkey and the PKK. Turkey was using drones and now states it will invade the PKK areas if they have to. The result of this action would cause even more danger because the PKK are in Northern Iraq. The main battlefields are the Qandil Mountains region, Sinath-Haftanin, Hakurk and Gara.

If Turkish and Israeli naval ships fight one another, there is little doubt now that the US will back Israel and NATO will distance itself from Turkey. Turkey seems to have a 'grand" design to recapture the Ataturk glory days just after WW1.


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    • MG Singh profile image

      MG Singh 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Turkey is a shadow of the past, when it had some standing. Mind you shadows cannot rise. The Arabs will not accept the leadership of Turkey.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      The Turk government are trying to become the new leader for the Arab world, much like Nasser. And its president is playing the anti-Israeli card for it. The flotilla of three ships have left and have already threatened israeli ships in the area.

    • American View profile image

      American View 

      7 years ago from Plano, Texas


      I do believe you need to do some reseach into the facts of the flotillas.

    • Zubair Ahmed profile image

      Zubair Ahmed 

      7 years ago

      Hi Perrya,

      It is clear you are demonizing Turkey, I wish you would get your facts right and not make out that Israel is the innocent party in this.

      You seem to be so clued up on this Israel is innocent and can't do no wrong that you forget, Turkey went to the UN to get Israel to apologise for the illegal flotilla attacks that killed many innocent Turks who were simply delivering aid to persecuted people of the occupied lands of Palestine.

      Yet the big Headed Zionist regime in Israel does not have a shred of humanity to accept that they made a drastic mistake by killing those innocent people - if they apologise I am sure Turkey would reinstate the friendly relationship that they enjoyed before this incident.

      No one needs to kill anyone all we need to do is accept that there have been certain wrong actions that Israel and its Zionist regime has committed. They need to accept that to resolve the escalating tension.

      You cannot have harmony in the Middle East until this one-sided 'We are always right' mentality defeated.

      All powers in the world which have resorted to wrongful actions have always come to an end (Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Mongols, British Raj etc) have all perished and the time for the current elite is coming soon.

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      Nick Lucas 

      7 years ago

      great Hub...I have not heard anything about this.......this will be very bad if a war breaks out between the two....

    • PETER LUMETTA profile image


      7 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      Both Isreal and Turkey are caught in a game of "mines bigger than yours". Both are capable of instigating a much wider conflict with nuclear overtones. Both need to cool down and take a deep breath, all the nations of the world have a stake in this conflict and need to tell them both that they will go it alone of they start anything. Everyones first idea for resolution is force, the same as NATO & the US has done as of late. Once the first atomic weapon is used we're all toast, let's use our heads and some diplomacy first,


    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      That will NEVER happen.

    • Wesman Todd Shaw profile image

      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      7 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Call me what you will - but I hope the Turks annihilate Israel.


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