Turkey summons US envoy over UN flotilla probe

Turkey summoned the U.S. Charge d’affaires to the MFA to complain about what it saw as an attempt to define the mandate of a U.N. probe on Israel’s deadly raid on Gaza-bound aid ships, a Turkish diplomat said August 4. According to an MFA source, Charge Doug Silliman was called to the Foreign Ministry on Monday “for a reprimand.”

Turkey’s objection is apparently based on comments made by US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, which the Turks interpreted as an attempt by the U.S. to limit the duties and mandate of the UNSYG’s four-member commission.

Source: Hurriyet Daily


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: