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A UK-based human rights group will visit Turkey to underline Israel's human rights violations on the occupied Palestinian lands over OECD bid.
London-based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has organized the visit that will be held between May 10 to 15. OECD will gather in the French capital Paris on May 27 to 28 .
However, the OECD needs consensus to admit a new member state into the organization. As well as economic prosperity, the OECD has “strict” criteria in terms of democratic and human rights records of member countries.
IHRC has launched the petition campaign on its website, said, "Turkey is the only Muslim member of the OECD, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and holds right and responsibility to veto Israelis admission to the OECD."
During the visit, European Muslims will come together with President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leaders of the opposition parties and civil society organizations.
Israel faces a UN report that accuses war crimes of Gaza offensive and refuses to end settlements on the occupied lands despite all international calls.
Turkey strongly condemned Israel, that killed nearly 1500 Palestinians, a third of them children in the 22-day military aggression in Decemcer 2008 on Gaza and wounded more than 5,000 Palestinians.
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