Turkey welcomes Eiland report but still wants int'l probe

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 13, 2010 21:35

Turkey will continue to push for an international inquiry into Israel's May 31 raid on the Gaza-bound aid ship the Mavi Marmara, said the country's foreign minister on Tuesday in response to the release of the Eiland Committee's findings Monday.

The internal military probe of the raid, carried out by a committee headed by Maj.-Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland, concluded that flawed intelligence-gathering and planning led to the botched operation. Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters Tuesday that he welcomed the fact that the report acknowledged that "mistakes" were made. However, he said the Israeli commandos had committed "a crime" and said Turkey wants an international probe.


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