Turkey was absolutely right to intercept and confiscate military equipment from a plane traveling from Moscow to Syria.
In the words of the Turkish foreign minister:
"We are determined to control weapons transfers to a regime that carries out such brutal massacres against civilians. It is unacceptable that such a transfer is made using our airspace," Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
Now, let's take a walk down memory lane 2 years ago when the flotilla incident to Gaza occurred.
We are determined to control weapons transfers to a regime that carries out such brutal massacres against civilians. It is unacceptable that such a transfer is made using our territorial waters," Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman could have said.
And Turkey keeps insisting on an apology? Such hypocrisy. (And I'm not even going to mention Armenia.)
Last year, Turkish-Iranian relations were good, as they joined forces against the Kurds. Now, Turkish-Iranian relations are in the dumps since the Iranians allied with Syria. Now, the Iranians are helping the Kurds against the Turks.
Last year, Turkish-Israeli relations were in free-fall. This year, despite being more anti-Iran, it's not much better, and won't be any time soon. This Jpost article explains why.
To better understand this, it may help to understand Turkey's vital role in Gog Umagog. In the end, Turkey cannot be the Amalek-like Iran, but it cannot be the relatively-friendly U.S. either. It insists on being the neighborhood bully while claiming to have the moral high-ground. Well, Turkey, your hypocrisy is showing for all to see.