Israeli Military Plane Denied Access to Turkish Airspace

In a sign that the tensions between Turkey and Israel over the flotilla incidence continue, it would appear that Israeli “Military flight bans are now being considered on a case-by-case basis, Turkish officials said.”

So reports the BBC:  Turkey bars Israel military flight after Gaza raid.

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Comments

  1. Colin Dale says:

    Given that Israel’s threats to invade Iran are increasing daily, maybe it is no bad thing that Turkey is more discriminating in allowing Israeli military flights over its air space.

    No state in the Middle East or the Gulf is unconcerned about the inevitable closure of the oil route through the Strait of Hormuz if Israel attacks Iran, and the consequent damage to their economies that may well be permanent.

    As for the international community, there are few who who welcome a spark that will become a possible WWlll, only this time fought with nuclear weapons.

  2. Jim Henley says:

    Oh no Colin Dale! Only a country trending hard toward ISLAMOFASCISM would still be a little shirty a month or so after another country killed nine of their citizens in international waters. It’s an “honor culture” thing, you know.