While speaking before the UN General Assembly today, Turkish President Abdullah Gul demanded that Israel apologize to and compensate his country for last May's raid on Mavi Marmara which left 9 Turks dead.
Talk about chutzpah. If anyone should apologize it's Turkey who sponsored this act of state terrorism against Israel. That was no humanitarian mission.
This follows Gul's cancellation of a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres last Sunday.
I don't expect Israel to either apologize or compensate Turkey nor do I think the Turkish government expects they will either. I do expect the Turks to use this as a pretext to break off diplomatic relations with Israel.