Interpol Not Expected to Honor Turkish Court’s Request


interpolOfficials in Yerushalayim are of the opinion that Interpol will not honor the request from a Turkish court regarding arrest warrants for former senior IDF commanders. The Turkish court is seeking international arrest warrants against IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, Naval Commander Rear Admiral Eliezer Merom, Chief of Intelligence Amos Yadlin and Air Intelligence Chief Avishai Levi for their role in the Marvi Mamara raid, referring to the terrorist flotilla that tried to break the IDF marina blockade on Gaza.

If this is the case officials point out the former senior officers simply have to avoid visiting Turkey and nothing more. The experts in Jerusalem are quoted saying the nature of the case and the court’s request as such that it is most unlikely that Interpol will comply.

Nevertheless a meeting is scheduled in the Prime Minister’s Office later this week, to include legal experts to discuss the latest developments in the seemingly never-ending Marvi Marmara affair.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Israeli court cases are never ending so why should this be different? Bear in mind that the case against Lieberman took over ten years to arrive at a verdict. It does give the lawyers, prosecutors, and judges time to come up with a clever line and rehearse their trite charade.