Turkish parliament calls on govt to review Israeli ties, condemns attac

The Turkish parliament adopted on Wednesday a declaration, strongly condemning Israel's attack on Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Turkish parliament calls on govt to review Israeli ties, condemns attac

The Turkish parliament adopted on Wednesday a declaration, strongly condemning Israel's attack on Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

In the declaration, the parliament called on the government to review its political, economic and military relations with Israel and take efficient measures.

The parliament said an international independent committee should be set up to inquiry the attack.

The declaration also called on Israel to make a formal apology and pay compensation to the victims.

"This attack was a clear violation of the United Nations (UN) charter and international law," the declaration said.

In its declaration, the parliament said it was expecting the UN Security Council to adopt, as soon as possible, a resolution condemning Israel and imposing sanctions.

The parliament said those responsible should be tried and punished, and Turkey should apply to national and international judicial means.

The declaration said the parliament believed that reactions of Turkish people would not turn into violence and hurt or insult Jewish citizens in Turkey.

"The reactions against the aggressive stance of the Israeli government should not take the Israeli nation as target," the declaration said.

The declaration said the parliament was in solidarity with the Palestinian people and expected the inhuman blockade and embargo on Gaza to be lifted immediately.

Israeli navy forces raided on Monday 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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