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Amos Yadlin detained at Heathrow airport on Turkish Warrant

January 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

British police held Israel’s former intelligence chief Amos Yadlin for 45 minutes at London’s Heathrow airport in response to a Turkish arrest warrant against him over his responsibility in the Turkish Mavi Marmara affair; Israel’s Channel 7 reported .

After intervention by British immigration officers and British Foreign Office, Yadlin was allowed to enter Britain.

Turkey’s public prosecutor had previously filed an indictment with an Istanbul court against several Israeli officers for their responsibility for the massacre on board the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in May 2010. They include: Gabi Ashkenazi; former Chief of General Staff, Amos Yadlin; and former intelligence Chief, Eliezer Marom. Turkey accuses the officers of killing nine Turkish nationals on board the Mavi Marmara ship while on its way to the Gaza Strip .