UK prime minister: Flotilla raid 'completely unacceptable'

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 27, 2010 12:44

ANKARA, Turkey — Israel's May 31 interception of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla was "completely unacceptable," British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday during an address to Turkish businessmen.

In a reference to Israel's blockade of the Strip, he said: "Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp."

He also commented that the world needs Turkey's help in pushing Iran to address international concerns about its suspected nuclear weapons program.

Cameron went on to declare that Britain was a staunch backer of Turkey's troubled bid to join the European Union.


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