Israeli official: Turkey wants UN to tone down report on Gaza flotilla raid

26.06.2011                      24.Siwan, 5771

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Israeli official: Turkey wants UN to tone down report on Gaza flotilla raid

Official says Erdogan government 'very worried' over criticism of Turkey the report is expected to contain; Toning down report is proposed in deal to heal diplomatic rift between the two countries.

Turkey has asked Israel to agree to a toned-down version of the UN Secretary-General's report on last year's flotilla to Gaza, according to a senior government official in Jerusalem.
According to the official, the Turks are "very worried" about the harsh criticism of Turkey they expect the report to contain, and want Israel to agree to a softened version as part of a package deal to end the crisis between the two countries over the flotilla, which took place in May 2010….