Turkish President: Israeli report has no international credibility

Gul said that Turkey only took notice of decisions by the UN Human Rights Committee.

Turkish President: Israeli report has no international credibility

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday that the report prepared by Israel on its own attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla had no international credibility.

Prior to his departure for Strasbourg, Gul replied to questions of reporters at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.

Gul said that he would attend the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg.

Council of Europe was the biggest political organization of Europe, he said. Gul said that COE was a very important organization for issues such as democratic standards, human rights and rule of law.

President Gul said during his visit to Strasbourg, he would hold talks with Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, as well as PACE President Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Replying to questions on the Israeli report, Gul said, "what Israel did has nothing to do with the international law. The report issued by Israel does not have credibility and legitimacy."

Gul said that Turkey only took notice of decisions by the UN Human Rights Committee.


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