Turkish President: "All CICA-member countries, except one, condemned Israeli raid"
Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday that "during the third summit of heads of state and government of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), all member countries, except one, expressed their feelings, thoughts and condemnations about Israeli forces' attack on a Turkish ship carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza and killing of Turkish people", Anadolu Agency reported.
"Turkey has taken over rotating presidency of the CICA which became a 22-member organization after joining of Iraq and Vietnam. Under the rules of the organization, all decisions should be made unanimously. Therefore, I made a statement as the Turkish Chairmanship. This is the view of member countries except one", President Gul said at a news conference at Istanbul's Ciragan Palace following the 3rd CICA Summit of Heads of State and Government.