Turkish group refuses to drop Mavi Marmara charges

The Mavi Marmara. Credit: Free Gaza movement via Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) The Turkish group that was involved in the Mavi Marmara flotilla incident vows that it will oppose any efforts by the Turkish or Israeli governments to drop its lawsuit over the incident.

The Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) says that it has been in contact with the Turkish government, which is reportedly near a deal with Israel on compensation for the families of the Turkish nationals who were killed onboard the Gaza-bound Mavi Marmara in 2010.

“We are hearing that an agreement will soon be announced on the compensation Israeli state will pay as an outcome of talks... One of Israel’s conditions is to drop the court cases,” said Ugur Yildirim, a lawyer for IHH, Reuters reported.

“We are warning the authorities against this clear violation of global law principles,” he said. 

Posted on May 22, 2014 .