Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the convoy of ships, including Turkish ships, carrying aid to Gaza was just a move of non-governmental organizations and had nothing to do with Turkish government.
"It is also an international move of the civil society. It is completely a step taken with humanitarian purposes," Erdogan told reporters in Brazil.
"I think there will not be any problem if Israel shows a humanitarian stance to this humanitarian aid," he said.
The convoy of ships carrying some 10,000 tons of medical equipment, housing materials and other supplies are now waiting for other ships from several European countries off Cyprus island.
Israel earlier said that it would prevent the convoy from entering Gaza.
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