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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Turkey to 'investigate' Mavi Marmara, Obama doesn't demand international representation

Turkey is to 'investigate' the Mavi Marmara attack on IDF troops. The results of the 'investigation' will be turned over to the UN panel convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.
A panel to investigate the IDF raid on the Mavi Marmara aid ship has been established by Turkey, the country's foreign ministry reportedly told AFP.

According to the report, the panel will examine the events of the raid and "investigate the attack and the treatment the activists faced." The panel is expected to operate under the prime minister's office and publicize a written report on the investigation, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
But unlike the Turkel Commission, which has foreign members at President Obama's insistence, the Turkish commission will be completely an inside job.
The commission will include bureaucrats from various offices, such as the foreign, justice, interior and transport ministries. Officials from the Turkish maritime agency will also take part in the investigation.
And you can bet that they won't look into the IHH's role in the battle and its terror connections.

Double standard anyone?


At 7:55 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Double standard when it comes to Israel. Only Israel's investigative procedure is not good enough for the world to accept without foreign oversight but it has no such problem with how Turkey is going to handle it!

What could go wrong indeed


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