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Turkel Committee wants Marmara's captain to testify

Commission of inquiry probing May's Navy operation on Gaza-bound flotilla asks Turkish Embassy to produce captain of raided vessel. It is unclear whether Ankara will grant request

The Turkel Committee, which is probing the tragic events of May's Gaza-bound flotilla, has appealed to the Turkish Embassy in Israel asking the captain of the Marmara be made available to testify before it.


The letter states that the committee would like to have Halid Terzi, who served as the captain of the Marmara – the lead vessel of the Gaza-bound aid sail – to render his version of the events which took place aboard the ship.


  • To read the letter sent to the Turkish Embassy click here


It is unclear at this time whether Turkey will grant the request.


Meanwhile, the committee is deposing other people in connection with the flotilla. Monday morning saw Uzi Arad, head of the National Security Administration, give a closed-door testimony before the panel.


His testimony followed that of Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Major-General Eitan Dangot, which took place in late August.


Dangot's testimony followed that of Military Judge Advocate General Brigadier-General Avi Mandelblit and Maj-Gen (ret.) Giora Eiland, who headed the IDF's own investigation into the raid.


The first witness called before the committee was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, followed by Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi.





פרסום ראשון: 09.13.10, 10:56
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