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Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it has formed a committee to look into Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship.
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The panel headed by the foreign and justice ministers will "assess the national and international dimensions" of the raid and prepare the ground for a possible international investigation.
It said the committee, which includes maritime officials, has met twice since it was formed Monday.
Turkey was quick to dismiss the internal
set up on Monday and set to meet for the first
time on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Ya'acov Terkel.
Turkey said that Israel could
not be impartial
, with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
saying, “We have no trust at all that Israel” can conduct an objective
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly dispatched an
envoy to Washington to discuss the matter with US President Barack
Obama, amid concern that Ankara might sever diplomatic ties with Israel
over the matter.