UN panel probing Israel's raid on Gaza flotilla receives Turkey's report

A four-member United Nations panel probing Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla has received Turkey's investigative report, a UN envoy said.

UN panel probing Israel's raid on Gaza flotilla receives Turkey's report

 

A four-member United Nations panel probing Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla has received Turkey's investigative report, a UN envoy said on Friday.

"The panel has said that it had received Turkey's own investigative report together with its appendices," said Robert Serry, UN's special coordinator for the Middle East.

Serry said the panel would begin examining the reports after Israel submitted its own.

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

The panel is expected to present its final report to the UN chief February next year.
The deadly Israeli raid on the three-vessel aid flotilla killed eight Turks and a Turkish-American citizen on May 31.

Turkey demands official apology and compensation for the relatives of the victims.

The UN SG last month established a four-member investigation commission chaired by former New Zealander Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer and co-chaired by former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. The commission also includes retired ambassador Ozdem Sanberk as representative from Turkey and Joseph Ciechanove as representative from Israel.


 

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