Turkish State Minister & Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said, "Turkey's requests from Israel following Israeli forces' attack on an aid-flotilla are evident. U.S. President Barack Obama was also informed about Turkey's requests."
Arinc told reporters following the Council of Ministers meeting, "the issue about Israel was not discussed at today's meeting. There are some statements made by Israel recently. But statements by Israel or by any other country do not change Turkey's foreign policy from day to day."
"The issue was also brought onto agenda of the UN Security Council. And the Council made a decision condemning Israel. Now, establishment of an inquiry commission by the UN is in question. We are following all these developments," he added.
Israeli forces raided a six-ship flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza on May 31.
Nine people were killed in the raid. The flotilla, which included three cargo ships and three passenger ships, was trying to draw attention to Israel's three-year blockade of the Gaza Strip. The boats were carrying items such as electric-powered wheelchairs, prefabricated homes and water purifiers.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 08 Temmuz 2010, 11:30