Turkey to UNSC: Israel should face sanctions

Turkish FM Davutoglu said Israel should face due sanctions for storming a Gaza-bound relief flotilla in a pre-dawn raid in international waters that killed more than 10 activists.

Turkey to UNSC: Israel should face sanctions

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday said Israel should face due sanctions for storming a Gaza-bound relief flotilla in a pre-dawn raid in international waters that killed at least 10 activists and wounded many more.

"No one has the right to consider the Eastern Mediterranean and the international waters there as its own territorial waters. Certainly, there needs to be sanctions for attacking a flotilla that only carried humanitarian aid," Davutoglu told reporters at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, the United States before proceeding to New York.

Turkey earlier called for an emergency session at the UN Security Council over the Israeli raid on the aid flotilla and Davutoglu was set to deliver a speech at the meeting.

Davutoglu said Turkey demanded immediate release of the six vessels in the flotilla and that the wounded activists be brought back to Turkey for medical attention.

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