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Submitted by servet cevik (Turkey), Mar 24, 2013 at 22:20

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- A humanitarian apology and accepting a self mistake can not and should not be made a part of political bargaining.

- I am a Turk and i would only be more than happy if my government and PM made a sincere apology for the wrongs our Governments and State and Ancestors did in the past to those nations, peoples who suffered because of our wrong doings. Recommend the same to you.

- I am an individual who does not support Politicians, Parties, Governments, States, Nations etc but one who supports individuals, peoples, those suffering and those in need.

- I do not support erdogan and i did not vote for him, but i also do not think he is a master of provocation. Actually compared to your Bibi, he is much less nationalist and much less a hard liner.

- I wonder what proof you have in your hands to call those 9 people terrorist. From my point of view they were some civilian individuals who had islamist political views and backgrounds and therefore was protesting the Israeli government. Can not people be islamists and can not people protest Israeli government? If these people were terrorists they would be covering their faces and attacking some Jewish temple with bombs rather than hopping on a ship and openly going to protest your government . Naming political opponents as terrorists who are actually not is really very totalitarian. ...

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I did not call the Mavi Marmara passengers terrorists. I called the group that arranged the trip terrorist connected.

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