The Turks are muslims, but the government is more or less a secular democracy, one of very few in that region.
Why the Israelis would want to piss off (or on) the Turks is a mystery to me, but it could turn into an embarrasment for the USA in the future.
As the US did stretch the definitions for calling on a NATO operation earlier, how are they supposed to just shrug away the facts if a navy vessel from a NATO country comes under attack from a non-NATO country...?
If a Turkish patrol vessel is sunk by an air-raid in international waters, would it make a difference wether the planes was Israeli or Syrian?
Today we are all Norwegians! Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. 22. July 2011