Turkish opposition criticises govt over deadly Israeli attack

Turkey's main secularist opposition party called on government to disclose correspondence with Israel over the Gaza aid convoy.

Turkish opposition criticises govt over deadly Israeli attack

Chairman of Turkey's main secularist opposition party criticised government over deadly Israeli attack, calling on government to disclose correspondence with Israel whether or not Israeli government warned Turkey before its raid on the Gaza aid convoy.

Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu said his party wanted to know all the details about what happened before and after the Israeli raid, which killed nine people, eight Turks and an American of Turkish descent, and wounded nearly 30.

"People should know the truth. Did Israel warn [before its raid] or not?" Kilicdaroglu told news channel NTV.

Kilicdaroglu said some AK Party executives and government officials voiced different views whether to terminate contracts made earlier between Turkey and Israel, adding, "we recommend Mr. Prime Minister to look at incidents judiciously."

Stating that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was very harsh on Israel in his remarks after the Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla, Kilicdaroglu asked the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party to do what was necessary after Erdogan's statements.

"Turkey's honor has been damaged. It has to be fixed," he said.

"You cannot pursue diplomacy with heroism. Foreign policy can be carried out using your mind and logic, just like a chess master," Kilicdaroglu said. "You have to see a move beforehand and take your measures."

Kilicdaroglu said Turkey had started to see Israel a foe, and the vice-versa.

"It will take time to establish dialogue between the two countries, and I do not believe the picture would be better soon," he said.

Kilicdaroglu said it was "not a right policy" for Turkey to assume an attitude backing a certain government or political party and disregarding others.

Turkey cannot ignore the Middle East, and should not take sides, and develop policies to solve problems "rationally", he said.

Kilicdaroglu also said that the winner and loser would become more clear in coming days, but every one should accept that Israel had lost in this process.

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.



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Tughluq
Tughluq - 11 yıl Before

There is a saying, A jackal cries when a goat getting wet. Actually jackal wants to eat goat but pretends to others it care goat. This is the situation for CHP now. It wants power for any cost.

Iftekhar India
Iftekhar India - 11 yıl Before

Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu Is actually a CIA/Zionist agent bent on pursuing their policies.One should pay no heed to him.