Turkey says ready to help UN team, hopes Israel coop

Davutoglu said he hoped that Israeli party would also have cooperation with the UN missions.

Turkey says ready to help UN team, hopes Israel coop

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with Sir Desmond de Silva, a member of the International Fact-Finding Mission of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council set up to examine the Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, in capital Ankara on Monday.

Officials from the Foreign Ministry said that Davutoglu and de Silva discussed the raid on Mavi Marmara ship and developments in the following period.

Officials quoted Davutoglu as saying that the stance to be assumed by international community was very important, because it would help the issue to be cleared up and also contribute to peace by showing that no country was superior to international law.

Davutoglu said that Turkey was ready to fully cooperate with UN commissions. "If you have any question, you can ask now. I am ready to share every information with you," he said in the meeting.

Davutoglu said he hoped that Israeli party would also have cooperation with the UN missions.

Members of the international mission are expected to hold a series of talks in Ankara, Istanbul and the southern town of Iskenderun till August 29.

As part of their visit, the delegation will come together with a national investigation commission, listen to those injured in the attack and the witnesses, and meet executives of Turkish ministries and institutions.

Committee members will also examine the "Mavi Marmara", "Defne Y" and "Gazze" aid ships.

Nine people, including eight Turkish and one U.S. citizen of Turkish descent, were killed when Israeli forces raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on May 31. Around 30 people were wounded in the attack.

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council set up the international fact-finding mission on June 2 to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance.


AA

Last Mod: 25 Ağustos 2010, 11:10
Add Comment