Turkey's Davutoglu says government cannot prevent another aid flotilla to Gaza

31/05/2011

ANKARA, Turkey -- Democratic governments cannot stop citizens from sending a new humanitarian aid flotilla to Gaza, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday (May 30th), a year after a Turkish vessel was attacked by Israeli commandos, leaving six Turkish activists dead. His statement was in response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who on Friday urged governments to try to persuade activists to give up plans to send a second aid flotilla. "No democratic country can think it has general control over NGOs," Davutoglu stated. NGOs are planning the second flotilla next month. (Hurriyet, Internet Haber- 30/05/11)

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