New Turkish Film On Israeli War Crimes

"Valley of the Wolves"From PRESSTV:

A damning Turkish motion picture, aimed at depicting the “Israeli crimes against humanity,” is set to further alienate Ankara from Tel Aviv.

The movie would “depict Israel as it is – with bloody hands, merciless… flouting all human values,” against a backdrop of the Palestinian suffering in the blockaded Gaza Strip, the national daily Vatan quoted Turkish scriptwriter Bahadir Ozdener as saying, according to an AFP report.

“What we do is fiction,” said Ozdener. “But what about what they do, their crimes against humanity? They are real.”

Tel Aviv took issue with Ankara over the “Valley of the Wolves” – the TV series boasting Ozdener’s contribution which, besides other patriotic depictions, featured the emancipation of a Turkish boy captured by the Israeli intelligence apparatus, Mossad.

Reacting to the series, Israel called Turkish ambassador Oguz Celikkol to account, seating him on a low couch and removing the Turkish flag from the table of discussion. Celikkol was later quoted by the Anatolia news agency as denouncing the humiliating treatment as one “that will go down in the books of diplomatic history,” AFP added.

Downplaying the Israeli ire at the matter, Ozdener said, “It is Israel who must show remorse…. If they cannot see themselves in the mirror, we know how to hold the mirror to their face.”

9 Comments on "New Turkish Film On Israeli War Crimes"

  1. dumbsaint | Jan 17, 2010 at 7:51 pm |

    Why doesn't the article even mention the name of the film it's talking about? Valley of the Wolves is from 2006.

  2. It's only damning if you accept Turkish propaganda fiction about a situation that doesn't involve them. Your anti-Israel bias really pisses me off, phunkychic666, I have no use for you.

    • phunkychic666 | Jan 17, 2010 at 11:12 pm |

      james t, post some pro israel media. i don't come across much if any in the media sources i usually read. just because i post certain things does not mean that i fully support the views. i post things that i think others who read this blog will find interest in.

      • tonyviner | Jan 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm |

        I like a lot of Jewish comedians, if that makes any difference. Actually, I wasn't involved in this at all, huh?

  3. Criticism of Israel is valid, but before the Turks start going off into lecture-mode, they might want to address how they react to the Kurds, and why it is that they aren't chopping off a part of their country to make a home for the Palestinians either.

    Israel's blockage of Gaza has been abhorrent (in particular, there's no excuse for blocking food shipments), just as it's bombing of the length and breadth of Lebanon was less about the couple of dorks from their army who “wandered” into enemy hands, but more about eviscerating their only real economic competitor in the region (which was just getting back on it's feet).

    That said, I don't see Muslim countries either being terribly friendly to Palestinian interests for self-determination. After all, the border with Egypt was closed as well until just recently – effectively cutting off the people of Gaza from the world.

    Both sides are culpable. All must accept responsibility, and try to find healthier ways of dealing with each other.

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  5. it's funny how fast any who isn't kissing the ass of israel gets dogpiled in any forum anywhere…way to fight the power, free thinkers

  6. tonyviner | Jan 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm |

    I am not too sure that the Turks are the ones to be pointing fingers when it comes to crimes against humanity.

  7. Alexander Hamlton | Jan 28, 2010 at 7:48 am |

    Watch out!!! It's the Joooooooos! Atatürk is spinning in his crypt.

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