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Israel under fire at Istanbul summit

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Israel under fire at Istanbul summit


Turkey has managed a diplomatic coup at Israel’s expense at a summit in Istanbul.

The Conference on Interaction and Confidence building measures in Asia (CICA) brings together leaders from the likes of Iran, Turkey, Syria, Russia and Israel.

It gave the Turkish President, Abdullah Gul, the chance to isolate Israel over its storming of a Turkish aid ship off Gaza last week.

Gul said: “In order to avoid a repeat of such acts and in keeping with the principle of justice, and to be able to lead a credible and transparent inquiry, all the members of this summit, except one, support the creation of an international commission under the auspices of the UN.”

Israel refuses an international inquiry into the incident, which killed nine Turkish activists. It has said it will consult other countries on the format of its own inquiry.

While many heads of state and government were present at the summit in Istanbul, Israel instead sent an ambassador.

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