In a move sure to rattle the region, Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador to Turkey, suspended military cooperation and downgraded diplomatic ties. Turkey took issue with yesterday’s UN report saying the Israeli blockade is legal:
“Turkey will take all measures which it sees as necessary for freedom of navigation in the eastern Mediterranean,” Davutoglu said.
“Turkey does not recognize Israel’s blockade of Gaza. It will secure the study of this blockade at the International Court of Justice. We are beginning initiatives to get the UN General Assembly moving on this,” he added.