Turkey welcomes UN report saying flotilla attack was unlawful
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday welcomed the UN report that found Israel's military interception of a flotilla of aid bound for the Gaza Strip was "clearly unlawful."
"From our perspective, it was a crime that was not just directed against Turkey, but against the entire international community," Davutoglu was quoted by Turkey's Anadolu news agency as saying in New York.
"We hope that Israel will come to understand international law and behave accordingly."
In its investigative report, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva said Israeli's interception on May 31 of the Mavi Marmara, the main ship in the flotilla, in which nine activists were killed, violated international law, DPA reported.
The 56-page report goes on to term Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip as unlawful.
It warned that such incidents could end up being repeated if there were no major change in policies toward Gaza.