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  • U.S. Jews, though reeling, look to preserve Turkish ties

    U.S. Jewish leaders talk in pained, hushed tones about the “red lines” that Turkey has crossed in its relationship with Israel. Still, the fragile consensus emerging from the establishment Jewish organizational leadership is that the relationship it has cultivated over the decades with Turkey is worth preserving — at least for now. More ▸

  • Turks must apologize for WWI murders

    To the Editor: Re "Jewish Democrats target Kucinich letter": The death of nine people during the raid is tragic, but it does not compare to the Turks murdering 1.5 million Armenians during World War I — something for which they have neither taken responsibility or apologized. When are the Turks going to take responsibility and… More ▸

  • Israel was justified on flotilla

    To the Editor: The flotilla had no right to enter an area that is sensitive to Israel’s sovereignty. I do not believe the flotilla was purely humanitarian. I do believe that Iran is fomenting problems in Gaza as it has done since the Islamic revolution, that Turkey is no longer an ally of Israel and… More ▸

  • Israel must cut Turkey ties

    To the Editor: What nonsense to worry that the Israeli interception of the flotilla will tip the balance regarding Turkey. The tipping began with the election of Erdogan as prime minister and his Islamist direction for his country. I don’t understand why Israel is still pretending that Turkey is an ally. All contracts to supply… More ▸

  • Turkey has no room to talk

    To the Editor: Re: With flotilla deaths, Turkey may be near tipping point on Israel," wasn’t it Turkey that massacred a million Armenians during 1914-18. And isn’t Turkey involved with ongoing persecution of the Kurds? It’s nice to know that they’ve acquired humanitarian concerns vis-a-vis Israel. Harry Geduld Bloomington, Ind. More ▸