Turkish FM says Israel act abduction of people on international waters

Davutoglu said that, "we will not allow not any single Turkish citizen to remain on Israeli territory and to be interrogated."

Turkish FM says Israel act abduction of people on international waters

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday that, "we will not allow not any single Turkish citizen to remain on Israeli territory and to be interrogated."

Davutoglu responded to the questions of Turkish reporters in Williard Hotel in Washington D.C.

"It is in fact Israeli authorities that committed piracy and that should be interrogated," Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu said what Israel had done was to abduct citizens of other countries on international waters, underlining that, "we want all the citizens to be released soon without any precondition".

When recalled that spokesman of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that detainees aboard an aid flotilla to Gaza would be released immediately, Davutoglu said, "our pursuit will not end till the last Turkish citizen, including the martyrs, enter to Turkish territories. We will not be contended with news reports and statements."

Davutoglu said it was the first time in history of Turkish Republic that Turkish citizens was exposed to the voluntary attack of another country, noting that any verbal apology from Israel would not satisfy them.

When recalled his statements that preliminary statements of the United States did not meet their expectations, Davutoglu said the United States better understood Turkey's concerns following his contacts here.


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