Davutoglu "disappointed" by US vote against UN report on flotilla raid
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the US casting the lone dissenting vote on a resolution approving a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report saying that Israel's May 31 effort to stop a Gaza-bound aid flotilla was illegal. Speaking to reporters in Boston following the vote in Geneva, Davutoglu stressed his pleasure over the resolution being passed by the UNHRC as a whole. "We have already given thanks on the basis of human rights and the international community's conscience," he said. "Now I give thanks again. Countries that contributed to this report's approval not only supported a resolution presented by Turkey and friendly countries but weighed in on the side of respect for human rights and international law." But he voiced "deep disappointed" over the absence of such sensitivity by some of Turkey's allies. "We expect and want our allies to see this issue as both a violation of human rights and an issue of solidarity," Davutoglu said.