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May 21, 2013 12:42 pm

John Kerry Met With Father of ‘Martyr’ Killed During Mavi Marmara Ambush on Israeli Troops

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Ahmet Doğan, father of a Turkish-American citizen killed during the Mavi Marmara flotilla raid. Photo: Twitter.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with the father of one of the men killed during the Mavi Marmara flotilla incident in Washington last week while Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was in town.

According to Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News, Ahmet Doğan, whose son Furkan Doğan was a Turkish-American dual citizen, met with Kerry May 17th. He handed Kerry a letter for U.S. President Barack Obama and gave information about the pending trial of Israeli soldiers involved in the raid.

TheBlaze published tweets from Davutoğlu’s Twitter account that detailed the meeting.

“This morning I had breakfast with my American colleague John Kerry. Ahmet Doğan, the father of Furkan Doğan, one of the Mavi Marmara martyrs, also attended,” the first tweet says.

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“We shared the events on the Mavi Marmara and Furkan’s pain,” says the second.

And finally: “Ahmet gave the letter addressed to Mr. Obama to Mr. Kerry. Mr. Kerry said that he would pass the letter on to President Obama.”

In April, Kerry drew criticism for comparing the families mourning their loved ones killed in the Boston Marathon bombing with the families of those killed on the Mavi Marmara after those aboard the boat attempted to lynch IDF troops who boarded their vessel for a routine inspection. Seven of those aboard the Mavi Marmara had expressed a desire to become “martyrs.”

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  • R. Morris

    Question. Someone said John Kerry is a dual citizen. I have heard he is dual with France, or Canada or even South Africa (like his wife). If he is a dual citizen, he cannot subscribe to be loyal to both countries. In a conflict, just which one will he support? – – – And our president appointed him as Sec. of State.
    R. Morris

  • Miles Greenberg

    How is it that most of the world forgets that the Mavi Marmara had a large weapons cache on board? How is that peaceful dissidence? Wake up Mr. Kerry and stop pandering to terrorists in sheeps’ clothing!
    They got what they deserved! No apologies or reparations whatsoever to these thugs.

  • Larry Levine

    The United States of America’s founding was based on standing for what’s right in the world.

    The United States of America’s Secretary of State has not learned this yet. Where was he found?

  • jerry hersch

    It may be an uncomfortable marriage but Turkey and Israel more and more are fated to have to sleep in the same bed.
    Especially if an Alawite/Hezbollah/Irani/Syriac entity evolves on the Mediterannean shore…under a Russian umbrella.
    With a population close to Egypts, a booming trillion dollar economy and a huge military it fills a lot of the bed..israel has to remember that many nations in the area also want a relationship with Turkey- Israel must accept that..the other alternative “friend” for some may be Iran..Israel does not want to force that to happen.

  • Reuven

    This is an outrage! Kerry is showing support for terrorists. Israel must NEVER trust Kerry.

  • Mel

    A botched circumcision caused Kerry’s severe brain damage.

  • Kris Kristian

    John Kerry is an idiot.
    why he was ever appointed as Sec of State, is beyond meny people.

    One only has to ask those who served with him in Vietnam, that he is a liar and a fool.

  • E.S.Lombard

    The US, Turkey and Israel “need each other.” But is it worth the price?

  • j glueck

    John Kerry does not represent the majority of Americans. Like his boss, a meeting for propaganda purposes with terrorists cloaked as innocent victims is ok. The only thing worse was legitimizing a mass murderer like Arafat by the likes of another group of buffoons, Israeli and American. Pretending that Turkey and Erdogan are friends for political purposes is just enabling them to promote their Islamist ambitions.

  • Ms Walker has a right to her opinions. She does not insist that you or I or the next person believe or agree with her. Let her speak. Let each of us decide for ourselves whether what she says is acceptable to us or not.

    If you want to believe what she says is true, then you will be judged as she herself is judged. It’s that simple.

    Let’s be honest: SHE thinks she’s right. Maybe WE are all the crazy ones!! A lot of people thought Alexander Graham Bell was crazy, too.

    Ehhh…there’s a phone call for ya!

  • As a life long supporter of Stalinist North Vietnam, Jew killing is no big deal for Kerry just as it was no big deal for his mentor Joe Stalin.

    • Lynne T

      Are you really comparing Alice Walker’s endorsement of David Icke’s conspiracy theories to Alexander Graham Bell’s pursuit of various mechanical devices that led to modern telecommunications, hovercraft etc.?

      there’s a name for that sort of “reasoning” and it does not imply much intelligence.

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