2012-12-20 18:56:24 UTC
a) "K.Y., the leader of the PKK gang that attacked the base, had lived
in Israel for a year and, during his stay in the country, had contacts
with state institutions.
b) The PKK attack against the Turkish Navy base in İskenderun which
killed seven marines and injured six others, took place just three
hours before the Israeli attact on Mavi Marmara in May 2010.
c) An Israeli soldier, who spoke Turkish fluently, had asked a Mavi
Marmara victim if he was aware of an attack against the naval base in
d) The Israeli soldier told the victim that the Israelis were very
happy about the attack in İskenderun and that the victim would hear
about it when he returned to Turkey.
a) If Israel were against terrorism and a "friend" of Turkiye, why
then it allowed a PKK terrorist to live in Israel for a year?
b) How come a low level Israeli soldier, who spoke fluent Turkish,
knew about PKK attact only 3 hours after it happenned before Turkish
press learned about it?
c) How come Israel, a "friend" of Turkiye and "democratic" country
which is respectful to human rights and freedoms, becomes "very happy
about a terrorist PKK attack in İskenderun, Turkiye"
Israeli link suspected in PKK İskenderun attack
Picture: Military officials inspect the scene a day after the attack,
which took place just three hours before the Mavi Marmara was raided
by Israeli troops in May 2010, just near the İskenderun Naval Base.
20 December 2012 / TODAY'S ZAMAN, ANKARA,
A Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist who led the PKK attack
against a base of the Turkish Navy in İskenderun just before the Mavi
Marmara ship was raided by Israeli soldiers in 2010 is believed to be
connected to Israel.
According to a story which appeared in the Yeni Şafak daily on
Thursday, the Adana Counterterrorism Prosecutor's Office, which is
investigating the attack against the naval base, discovered that K.Y.,
the leader of the PKK gang that attacked the base, had lived in Israel
for a year and, during his stay in the country, had contacts with
The paper reported that a victim of the Mavi Marmara incident in May
2010 who was interrogated after the incident by an Israeli soldier who
spoke Turkish fluently said that at the end of the interrogation, the
soldier had asked the victim if he was aware of an attack against the
naval base in İskenderun. When the answer was no, the soldier told the
victim that the Israelis were very happy about the attack in
İskenderun and that the victim would hear about it when he returned to
The victim's statement raised suspicions about a possible Israeli
connection with the PKK's attack in İskenderun as the attack took
place just three hours before the Mavi Marmara was raided by Israeli
troops. The prosecutor's office demanded the Mavi Marmara dossier from
the İstanbul's 7th High Criminal Court, where a lawsuit is being heard
in which top Israeli military officials are being charged for their
role in the killing of nine Turks in the Mavi Marmara attack.
The daily claimed that the PKK's connection with Israel came out after
eight perpetrators of the İskenderun attack were captured by the
police on Nov. 12 of last year in Aydıncık, a town in Mersin province.
Unlike the other seven PKK terrorists who were caught, Fırat Siverek,
a code name for K.Y., refused to give a statement to the police. The
attack in İskenderun, in which seven marines were killed, marks a
first in the history of the PKK, which had never before attacked a
During interrogations at the police station and prosecutor's office,
none of the captured terrorists wanted to give a statement, but
eventually all except K.Y. started to talk about their terrorist
activities, saying that K.Y. often traveled to Israel. K.Y., being
much older than the average PKK terrorist, presents a distinctive
profile. In an investigation which the prosecutor's office started
into K.Y.'s connections, it found that K.Y. had contacts with some
state institutions and people in Israel. During his year-long
imprisonment, K.Y. has neither spoken about the terrorist activities
of the PKK nor his connections with Israel.
Seven marines were killed and six others injured when PKK terrorists
launched a rocket at a naval reinforcement command in İskenderun in
the southern province of Hatay. Terrorists from the outlawed PKK
attacked a military vehicle carrying soldiers for a changing of the
guard shortly after midnight.