Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan said Friday that his country would continue to deal with Israel’s deadly attack on Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla convoy and would never stay passive towards what happened.
Anatolia news agency quoted Erdogan as saying that some people expected Turkey to remain silent and forget Israel’s piracy, but this would not happen.
“There are groups expecting Turkey to stay silent and take in Israel’s pirate conduct in the Mediterranean Sea and its political terrorism,” Erdogan said during a Justice and Development Party conference in Ankara. “We did not sit silent faced with its pirate behavior and wrongdoings and we do no intend on remaining silent. We shall look for solutions within the international law.”
In a related context, Human rights watch (HRW) stated on Thursday that the Israeli government has undermined the credibility of the committee appointed to investigate its deadly interception of Freedom Flotilla by preventing it from questioning Israeli soldiers or compelling the military to provide evidence.