Jordan supports Turkish call for UN probe of Israel flotilla raid
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Monday told Turkish President Abdullah Gul that Amman supported Ankara's call for an international investigation of Israel's bloody raid on a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza last week, a royal court statement said, DPA reported.
The monarch telephoned Gul to convey his condolences for the deaths of nine activists - eight Turks and one of Turkish descent - who were killed during last Monday's raid.
"The conduct of an international and independent investigation is imperative because the attack represented a crime and a flagrant violation of international law," a royal court statement quoted King Abdullah as telling Gul.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu on Monday insisted on an international probe of the Israeli raid, and said it was a condition for the normalisation of ties between Israel and Turkey which came under severe strain after the incident.