The Port of Damascus...
By the time he arrived, Damascus had become a Fortress in its own right... Supreme Commander Jamal had hit the ground running... already having secretly appointed his replacement... A new Cheif Naval Advisor... The Sultan would not be pleased, but he needed someone who would be as daring as he had been... and perhaps this appointment would distract his rival from his Royal aspirations... Only Time would tell... he thought to himself.
Aysecan's private Chambers...
Running full speed as usual, Taner caught Aysecan just as she was emerging from her private baths...
"Mah.. mah... Madame..." Taner said, catching his breath... "The Sultan... whew... he summons you immediately. He insists that it is urgent..."
Aysecan smiled knowingly... "He always does..."
Meanwhile... in the Sultan's Court...
"What?!?... shouted the Sultan incredulously "Suleiman?!?... But why would he elevate that upstart blowhard?"
"Supreme Comander Jamal felt he was the most qualified man available... Your Majesty" Aysecan remarked loudly as she strolled into the room... "And according to my information, he has already won a small victory for the Navy"
"Hmmm" ... The Sultan's face softened... "Victory you say?... Very well Aysecan, prepare a statement, and send my congratulations to Jamal for his good judgement."
Notice to Concerned Nations:
Let it be known that His Majesty, the Sultan has elevated his former Cheif Naval Advisor, Jamal, to Supreme Military Commander over all Ottoman Turk Forces. Be it further known that as Supreme Commander, Jamal has seen fit to appoint Suleiman II to the position of Cheif Naval Advisor.
Be it further known that as his first act as Cheif Naval Advisor, Suleiman conducted surveilance of the Mediterranean Coasts and became aware the the Israelis have attempted to establish a military encampment across the sea from Athena, near the location of the ruins of the former city Ekron.
As Suleiman's investigation revealed that the camp was little more than a few empty tents, a campfire and a lone scout, it was determined that it would be best to disperse the camp before it became a port camp. He therefore rapidly assembled a brute squad, armed with battons and clubs, to tear down the tents and disperse the camp. No civilians were present, nor were there any buildings or permanent structures of any kind whatsoever. The lone, unarmed scout watching the Camp was taken prisoner aboard Suleiman's ship for interrogation.
The prisoner has already revealed that the Israelis, in very underhanded fashion, tried to name the small camp "Ekron," he admits it was purely to invoke emotion and for cheap political effect... to feign outrage if the camp was dispersed by trying to exagerate the occurence.The Ottoman Turks condemn such shameful political maneuvering and encourage other nations to do the same.
Again, this so-called new "Ekron" was not Ekron at all... it was nothing more than a campfire and a tent, set up on the coast to spy on Turkey from across the sea. It contained NO buildings, NO garrison, and NO civilians. It was not razed or burned in any fashion, the brute squad merely disasembled the tents and extinguished the camp fire. We encourage the Israelis to refrain from building unguarded scout camps in War Zones as they will be dispersed immediately.
Aysecan, Public Relations