Turkey says Israelis safe during protests against ship attack

Atalay said that no harm was done to any Israeli during protests staged in Turkey against Israeli navy's attack on ships carrying aid to Gaza.

Turkey says Israelis safe during protests against ship attack

Turkish Interior Minister Besir Atalay said on Wednesday that no harm was done to any Israeli during protests staged in Turkey against Israeli navy's attack on ships carrying aid to Gaza.

Atalay added that measures were taken in 20 districts in Istanbul.

None of the Israeli people in Turkey will be harmed; we do not allow such a thing, noted Atalay.

He said that they took measures in Israeli residences, consulates and worship places in Istanbul.

On Monday, Israel attacked on a convoy of six relief ships bound for Gaza, killing nine people including four Turks, and injuring 30 others.

Turkey strongly protested Israel and recalled its ambassador.

The UN Security Council, which convened in an emergency session upon Turkey's call, condemned the Israeli intervention.

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Last Mod: 02 Haziran 2010, 14:26
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