Voice of America
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Lawmakers in the Turkish parliament are urging the government to review political, economic and military ties with Israel in the wake of Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
The lawmakers approved a declaration Wednesday that calls the raid a clear violation of United Nations rules as well as international law.
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Earlier Wednesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country wants an international commission set up to investigate the incident.
Turkey, which lost four citizens in the raid, has led the international outcry against the Israeli operation. Turkish officials have repeatedly called for an independent investigation, while the United States says it supports an internal probe done by Israel.
This article was posted: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm