RAMALLAH, November 15 (JMCC) – A Turkish action movie may worsen tense relations between Turkey and Israel
. The movie is based on the Israeli raid of a Gaza
-bound Turkish flotilla
that resulted in the deaths of nine activists in May. The trailer for the film, to be released on January 28 2011, is showing in cinemas across Turkey.
The anti-Israel melodrama is a spinoff of the controversial but popular Turkish TV series Valley of the Wolves, about a nationalist undercover agent — Turkey's answer to James Bond and Rambo — who takes on Turkey's enemies.Read
This time the superhero, Polat Alemdar, sets out to hunt down the Israeli military commander who ordered the raid on the flotilla and avenge the killing of the eight Turks and one Turkish-American who died in the real-life attack.
The TV series, and a similar one, Separation, showed Israeli security forces kidnapping children and shooting old men, and caused a diplomatic row between Turkey and Israel last year. The new film could do the same and further complicate U.S. hopes for an improvement in ties between its two allies.
The trailer posted on The Valley of the Wolves — Palestine website opens with Israeli commandos raiding the ship and shooting at passengers, some of whom are armed with clubs. The Turkish hit men take revenge on heavily armed Israeli soldiers.
An Israeli threatens the Alemdar character by saying: You know you won't make it out of our Promised Land. The superhero responds: I don't know what part of these lands were promised to you, but I promise you six feet under.
more at the Associated Press...