UN delays Gaza flotilla report, following request by Turkey

23.08.2011                      23.Aw-Elul, 5771

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UN delays Gaza flotilla report, following request by Turkey

Move comes day before Palmer report into 2010 IDF raid on Gaza flotilla was due to be published; Turkey says Israel also requested delay.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday agreed to a request by Turkey to delay the publication of a report on the events of an Israel Defense Forces raid on a flotilla bound for Gaza, in which nine Turkish activists died during clashes with Israeli troops.
The UN investigative committee into the raid, headed by Geoffrey Palmer, had been due to publish the report Tuesday….