Deputy PM says Turkey using all resources over Israeli attack

The Turkish acting prime minister said that the government was using all its resources when dealing with the attack on a convoy carrying aid to Gaza.

Deputy PM says Turkey using all resources over Israeli attack


The Turkish acting prime minister said on Monday that the government was using all its resources when dealing with the attack on a convoy carrying aid to Gaza.

Turkey's Acting Premier Bulent Arinc said the ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza were a part of civilian initiative.

"This is not a government project," Arinc told the state-run TRT channel.

Arinc said the government had made public what it could do against Israel's move, and Turkey was also working on the issue.

The "Mavi Marmara" passenger ship was carrying 589 people, including 29 crew and 560 passengers, Arinc said.

Arinc said the "Defne" cargo ship was carrying 20 people, including 23 crew and seven passengers, whereas there were 18 people, including 13 Turkish crew and five passengers, aboard the other cargo ship "Gaza".

Besides Turkish crew and passengers, there were seven German, three U.S., three Australian, four Bahraini, five Belgian, one Bosnian, 32 Algerian, 12 Indonesian, five Moroccan, two Palestinian, one French, one Dutch, one South African, 28 British, three Irish, three Spanish, five Israeli, five Swedish, two Canadian, one Kosovan, 16 Kuwaiti, three Lebanese, three Macedonian, 11 Malaysian, three Egyptian, three Pakistani, two Mauritanian, four Syrian, one Omani, 31 Jordanian, four Yemeni, one New Zealander and one Greek people aboard the ships, Arinc also said.

Israeli navy forces raided a convoy of aid ships of Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza, killing more than 10 people and injuring 30 others.
 

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