More than 48 hours since Israel`s barbaric attack on Flotilla aid ship , the illegal blockade of Gaza has gained a new momentum in the international arena. At a recent emergency meeting , the U.N member states ( except U.S of course ) have all called for the end of the illegal blockade by Israel. But from all the countries present at the meeting , Turkey was clearly the most critical of Israel due to the killings of Turkish activists on the ship , but also due to Turkey`s geopolitical position as a key player standing between the West and the Middle East - Asian regions. Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu called for a strong international response against Israel`s " massacre " and for the immediate release of the ship and the activists on board. However , I think Turkey is just playing a hard voice game for its domestic audience and international audience ( specially muslim majority countries ) , in reality Turkey knows it cannot implement much of its hard talk without at least the backing of key EU member states , because we all know the U.S is unlikely to be on board of anything that goes against Israel ! Nevertheless , as a key Nato member and having good relations with countries such as Iran , Turkey can strategically make life vey difficult for the Zionist regime in Tel Aviv.
- For how long Rafah will remain open ? Will Egypt dare opening Rafah for a period over 6 months ?
- What will Israel do about it ?