Hasson to Erdogan: Don't forget IDF's help during earthquake

June 9, 2010 12:36


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Kadima MK Yoel Hasson on Wednesday sent a letter to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, asking him to reconsider his fierce criticism of Israel and the IDF.

“After the IDF raid [on the Mavi Marmara], you and your government attacked IDF soldiers on every media outlet and called them murderers and terrorists,” he said. “Your words are disturbing, especially in light of the fact that several years ago – when your people underwent a terrible tragedy in which over 40,000 citizens were killed in an earthquake – it was Israel that sent its boys to risk their lives in an effort to save Turks.”

Hasson stated in the letter that he himself had been sent at the time to Turkey’s Gölcük naval base, from which he oversaw the search and rescue operation.

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