Turkey's FM says Israel's national commission unacceptable

The Turkish foreign minister had a meeting with his Norwegian counterpart in Oslo, Norway.

Turkey's FM says Israel's national commission unacceptable

The Turkish foreign minister had a meeting with his Norwegian counterpart in Oslo, Norway on Tuesday.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met his Norwegian counterpart Jonas Gahr Store on the sidelines of his formal visit to Norway.

"Turkey wants issues like Iran controversy to be solved through diplomatic means," Davutoglu told a joint press conference with Store.

Davutoglu said the Tehran agreement aimed at diplomatic solution of Iran's nuclear program controversy, and it paved the way for new opportunities.

Under the agreement signed by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim in Tehran on May 17, Iran committed to give 1,200kg of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for 20% enriched uranium it will receive from Western countries to be used as fuel in the nuclear research reactor in Tehran.

Tehran will receive the enriched uranium from the Vienna Group, comprising of the United States, France, Russia and IAEA, in Turkey.

On relations with Israel, Davutoglu said the future of Turkish-Israeli relations depended on Israel's attitude.

Davutoglu underlined importance of establishment of an international commission to investigate Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, and said Turkey could not accept only a national commission.

The minister said an international, transparent and objective commission was obligatory.

"Unless Israel accepts international commission, Turkey will seek the rights of people who lost their lives in the attack, and make its own decisions," Davutoglu also said.

Nine people, including eight Turkish and one U.S. citizen of Turkish descent, died when Israeli forces raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on May 31.

Around 30 people were wounded in the attack.

Store, in his part, said two countries were in close cooperation and he discussed bilateral relations, Middle East, Afghanistan and United Nations (UN) with Davutoglu.

Davutoglu is visiting Oslo to attend the Oslo Forum 2010-Annual Mediators Retreat.


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