CHP leader: Israel has to be punished for crime against Turkish citizens

Turkey's main opposition party criticized on Tuesday the Israeli government and its policies in the aftermath of the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

CHP leader: Israel has to be punished for crime against Turkish citizens

Turkey's main opposition party criticized on Tuesday the Israeli government and its policies in the aftermath of the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP), said his party was not taking Israeli state and people as a target.

"We are just criticizing the Israeli government and its policies," Kilicdaroglu said in the first parliament gathering of his party.

Kilicdaroglu was elected the CHP chairman on May 22, and this was the first parliament gathering he participated as the leader of the main opposition party.

"This is a crime irrespective of the reason or pretext Israel shows," Kilicdaroglu said.

The main opposition leader said this crime against Turkish citizens had to be punished.

Kilicdaroglu accused the Israeli government of using disproportionate force, and attacking on aid ships in international waters.

The CHP chairman also said an inquiry should be opened regarding the attack.

Israeli navy forces raided a convoy of aid ships of Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) carrying humanitarian aid for Gaza, killing nine people and injuring 30 others.



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