EP members condemn Israeli attack, back Turkey

Members of the European Parliament were informed by Turkish State Minister & Chief EU Negotiator Egemen Bagis about Israeli attack on Gaza-bound aid convoy.

EP members condemn Israeli attack, back Turkey

Members of the European Parliament, who were informed by Turkish State Minister & Chief EU Negotiator Egemen Bagis about Israeli attack on Gaza-bound aid convoy, supported Turkey's stance and condemned Israel.

Bagis held talks on Wednesday at the European Parliament at the invitation of EU side of the Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Bagis told MEPs that Turkey would "give a European response" to Israel's deadly attack on convoy of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza which killed eight Turks and an American of Turkish origin on May 31.

"Two wrong do not make a right," Bagis said, adding that Turkey should not be expected to wage a war against Israel. He said the problem was not between two countries, but it was between Israel and the whole world.

Bagis asked EP to condemn Israeli attack and give support for an impartial and independent probe.

All MEPs, but Barry Madlener --a Dutch far-right parliamentarian--, expressed their support for Bagis.

Even Greek and Greek Cypriot parliamentarians, often speak for their anti-Turkish stance on almost every matter, said they hailed Turkey's pioneer role to stop Israeli blockade on Gaza.

However, Madlener tried to play the advocate for Israel and read the list of "weapons" he got from the Israeli Embassy which he said were allegedly seized on ships.

Bagis gave a brief answer to Madlener, saying that "all these were lies and that Israel should accept an international independent investigation if it was sure of itself."



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