Turkey has recalled its Israeli ambassador after 10 people were killed in a skirmish with the Israeli military while attempting to defy an Israeli blockade and deliver aid to Gaza, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said.
In addition, Turkey has canceled three military exercises scheduled with the Israeli military and called home the Turkish youth national football team.
Turkey is demanding the security of all the members of the flotilla, some of whom came from a Turkish organization. Turkey's prime minister was returning from Chile, and the chief of the Turkish military is cutting short a trip to Egypt.
Arinc said the operation "will leave a bloody stain on the history of humanity."