Turkish president: Israeli report has no credibility

09:47, January 25, 2011      

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Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Monday that the report prepared by Israel on its attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla had no international credibility.

Gul made the statement at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul prior to his departure for the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg.

Replying to questions on the Israeli report, Gul said, "what Israel did has nothing to do with the international law. The report issued by Israel does not have credibility and legitimacy."

Council of Europe was the biggest political organization of Europe, he said. Gul said that COE was a very important organization for issues such as democratic standards, human rights and rule of law.

Turkey only took notice of decisions by the UN Human Rights Committee, he added.

Turkey has released its own report on an Israeli attack last year on a flotilla of Gaza-bound aid ships, just a day after Israel leaked the report it submitted on the incident to the United Nations.

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