"Tufan Turenc: The world watches in silence as Israel bombs Lebanon
The other night, at Fenerbahce's Champions' League match, the stands were full of shouts of "Down with Israel!" I've gone to live matches since my childhood, and I well know the mosaic of people that fill these stands. The fans in the stands behind the goalposts are the real "people" of the country.
Of course, Fenerbahce's stadium in Kadikoy is Turkey's most modern stadium, and there really aren't those "open" stands behind the goal posts that there used to be in my childhood. Still, the more elite members of society still don't buy tickets to the areas behind the goal posts. Anyway, as the shouts of "Down with Israel" floated up from those seats, I thought to myself about the anger being expressed. It seems clear to me the reason: Israeli is discounting international law, human rights, and the values of the "new world" in its carrying out of its business. Every area of Lebanon has been bombed, without care, without regard for what may have been schools, or hospitals.
And the Turkish people can't accept this. But there is another reason they are angry. They are angry with Israel on account of the PKK. They hold America responsible for the mining of our roads, the shooting of PKK bullets at our soldiers. They believe that these bloody handed terrorists are using the US. And they know that Israel is America's pal. "
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