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HRC Prompts Globe Correction: Flotilla Vessel Had No Humanitarian Aid

by Mike Fegelman

In a May 17 Globe and Mail article entitled “Obama, Erdogan agree al-Assad must go”, Mideast bureau chief Patrick Martin wrongly stated: “Mr. Erdogan said he believed his visit would contribute to the resolution of the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, the Israeli killing of nine Turkish citizens who were on board a vessel carrying humanitarian supplies intended for Gaza.”

There was, however, was no humanitarian aid on board the Mavi Marmara. It was a passenger vessel which Israel interdicted while enforcing a legal maritime blockade of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. The violence that ensued came about when the Turkish activists tried to lynch the Israeli soldiers.

This is the second time the Globe made this error in recent weeks. In early April, we secured a Globe amendment to remedy this error.

We are pleased to report that subsequent to receiving our complaint, Globe and Mail editors issued the following correction today, May 22, which states the following:



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1 comment

ganymede May 27, 2013 - 10:20 pm

I don’t know who keeps sending me this stale and ill-conceived rightwing stuff.No matter how you twist and turn your propaganda, the question is, who cares whether this ship had aid for the Gazans, it was leading a flotilla of ships that did. I’m not surprised I’m the only commentor here. I wonder who pays you to write this dreck.


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